Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; I Cor 11:23-26; John 13:1-15
Many people desired to leave behind them a concrete symbol for the posterity to remember them. The Pharaohs of Egypt had thus built the great pyramids of Egypt. It stands high, embraced by the heavenly clouds, still bearing witness to the memories of Pharaohnic rule. Former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, figured his great face on a mountain between the cities of Pujo and Baguio. But on 30 December, 2002 the visage was blown to pieces.
Jesus left behind him not a perishable monument, but his very real presence in the institution of the Eucharist.