I never knew what the Maundy in Maundy Thursday meant, but now I do because I had to look it up so I could explain it to Megan.  It turns out that it's a really great reminder of what Jesus' ministry means to and for us.

The following explanation is from Wikipedia:

Most scholars agree that the English word Maundy in that name for the day is derived through Middle English, and Old French mandé, from the Latin mandatum, the first word of the phrase "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" ("A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you"), the statement by Jesus in the Gospel of John (13:34) by which Jesus explained to the Apostles the significance of his action of washing their feet.

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