Thursday, April 05, 2012

Holy Thursday 2012

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you."

Today is Holy Thursday, the day in the Christian Tradition when Jesus had his Last Supper with his apostles.

It's interesting that he chooses this day to give a commandment. Jesus, who has never really claimed any authority (only hinted), who only tells others what to do when they ask him to, suddenly starts giving commands. During a meal with Bread and wine. On a Thursday.

For over a year, I've been studying the esoteric correspondences of Jupiter, marked as king of the Roman Gods, and the biggest planet in the solar system. Jupiter in Hebrew is צדק, Tzedek. It translates as Justice or Righteousness. It's also part of the name Melchizedek. Melchizedek can be translated as (my) King of Justice or Righteousness. He's the priest who met Abram, and blessed him with bread and wine.

So today, Thursday, the day of Kingship, seems appropriate to celebrate not only the first supper of Bread and Wine, but also the Last Supper. It seems appropriate to mark both the Kings of Salem, Melchizedek and Yeshua. It seems appropriate to mark this day as the day Jesus revealed his kingship to his apostles, gave them marching orders, then went to meet his destiny. Pilate's question about Jesus being 'King of the Jews' makes more sense when viewed in this light.

We are all priests after the Order of Melchizedek. We are all kings of justice and righteousness. A new commandment I give you, that you love one another as I have loved you. Amen.

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