Jesus declares on Holy Thursday: “Father, I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do” (v.4). Brothers, we too stand called, not to have our needs met, but to glorify the Father in all we do, in all we undergo, in all we suffer on earth. THE FATHER’S GLORY Dr. Phil Chavez On Holy Thursday Jesus enters into Jerusalem for the Passover for the final time. And He becomes the Sacrificial Lamb. Jesus stares down the last hours of His Life, and inaugurates His Passion at this Last Supper. Hard to imagine His mindset considering the brutal torture and death He must encounter. How can He face His disciples and eat at His final meal? Christ personified determination because He did All for the Glory of His Father. It’s not about Him; it’s about the Father. My favorite Bible chapter is John 17. After the Last Supper and before entering the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus makes His act of final committal to His Father His purpose is clear: “he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee’” (v.1). The world will glorify Jesus forever because of His powerful sacrifice, but ultimately, His entire life gives the Father honor. And He declares in my favorite Bible passage: “I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do” (v.4). Brothers, we too stand called to glorify the Father in all we do, in all we undergo, in all we suffer on earth. Understanding this has helped me in that journey with my own earthly father. My own father who passed away over a decade ago on that day: Holy Thursday, April 1, 2010—at 10pm, perhaps the same time as the Last Supper. Thank you dad for life, thank you for all the sacrifice you accomplished for me, and thank you for the opportunity to give my Heavenly Father—and you—glory in everything I do.