It’s Holy Thursday, the time Christians remember the Last Supper. Jim and I are in India now, visiting the Marianist Family of sisters, brothers, priests, and lay people. The welcome at the airport by our Marianist brothers and sisters was extraordinary. It was like Jesus washing the feet of the apostles and more. Representatives from the local lay communities sprinkled us with water, ceremoniously washed our hands, applied the binda (red forehead mark of honor), bestowed bouquets of flowers plus flowered leis. Tonight we will start the Triduum with the washing of feet and the Holy Thursday service.

Regarding food: Since we had been flying on a budget airline (similar to Southwest) all food or drink on the plane had to be purchased. Not to worry, there was plenty to eat at the Marianist Community when we arrived. Since the climate is more tropical, vegetables and tomatoes are already plentiful. Of course so is the rice. More on eating in India when I have a better internet connection. I can tell you we’re not starving but indeed eating differently.

Dacian, hope you’re finding enough to eat at our house. Keep it clean.