Today is a sad day because we remember the Passion of the Lord and today is also a happy day because we remember that through His Passion we were saved. Like looking through old family pictures, we remember the story.
Jesus sitting with His trusted friends—knowing that One was going to betray Him, in essence all of them betrayed Him, and He still trusted them. “One who is easting with me will betray me.” Sound familiar? Do we not all betray Christ when we sin? We are the ones sitting at Table with Him now. History repeats itself. Just like the original bunch, the Lord forgives us, confirms us in His love and renews us with His mercy.
We remember our history with great joy knowing that we are loved without conditions.