Friday, April 14, 2006

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Christians remember it as the day of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist.

The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on which Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The word "maundy" comes from the command given by Christ at the Last Supper, that we should love one another.

On Thursday night we got a call from my husband's brother David.

He and his partner live in San Francisco. David was diagnosed with HIV in 1987 and developed AIDS in 1994. He takes excellent care of himself, has a career, eats right, excersizes and uses all the medical cocktails and medications he should.

He learned last week that his liver has deteriorated badly. They'll try chemo to slow down the hepatitis. It appears to be a condition that he cannot recover from. We're all pretty much in a state of shock - he didn't feel ill and looked fine when we saw him a few weeks ago.

I have a favor to ask. When you have a moment, please take just a few seconds to pray for his comfort and well being. I would deeply appreciate it.

He is a beautiful sunflower of a person and needs all the love and blessings we can send him right now.


5 comments:

jar said...

I am so sorry and of course will pray for his comfort and your family's also.

J.

mothergoosemouse said...

EVI, I'm so sorry. I wish him - and you and the rest of your family - comfort and peace.

Von Krankipantzen said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you.

east village idiot said...

Dear Jar, MomG,Kranki - thank you for stopping by. These gestures mean so much to me and my husband right now. thank you thank you thank you.

Hope your Easters and Passovers were festive, happy times for you and your families.

love, evi

9:06

Leelee said...

I just read this. Consider him on my list and hang in there guys.