The Last Supper Interpretation

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“The Last Supper” is in the Holy Bible in the book of Matthew chapter twenty-six verses seventeen through thirty. This particular story in the Bible has Jesus Christ preparing for the Passover meal. He directed his disciples to go into the city and tell a specific man as Jesus has requested that “The Teacher says: My time has come and I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.” (Matthew 26:18). While Jesus and his twelve disciples are eating, he announces that one of the men sitting at the very same table will betray him. Each one of the disciples was worried if it would be him so they all asked, “Am I the one, Lord?” Jesus said that one of the men who has just eaten with him will betray him, “For the Son of Man must die, …show more content…
I was raised Catholic, although I do not really practice my religion much. What really gets me with this painting is that da Vinci painted all the facial expressions, showing remorse and disappointment. Yet Jesus continues to sit amongst the men and go on continue on without pointing fingers and causing fights. The expression that is on Jesus’ face tells me that he has already come to the acceptation of the betrayal and has moved on. Jesus reflects a calm and cool attitude and just sits there. The men on the far left: Bartholomew, James Minor, and Andrew are worked up, they want to know who is at fault for betraying their Lord. The next three: Judas, Peter, and John, concern me. While the men to their right (our left) look appalled, this group looks more gossipy and guilty. Judas is shadowed and holding something silver, he is the only person in the picture to be holding something. Peter looks as though he might possibly be trying to console John, who looks like he is beyond ready to pass out at any moment. To Jesus’ immediate left is: Thomas, James Major, and Philip. The three men come off as though they are questioning Jesus Christ and trying to figure out who did it. Philip looks sad and compassionate. The last three at the table are: Matthew, Thaddeus, and Simon. The three look as though they are in deep conversation about who is guilty of betrayal. Matthew and Simon both making hand gestures …show more content…
One of the things I remember most is before receiving communion, the bread and wine are blessed with the Eucharistic Prayer and the Father says something along the lines of “take this, all of you, and eat it, this is my Body, which will be given up for you. Take this, all of you, and drink from it for this is the chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.” The Father first holds up the bread high and recites the blessing and then the same basic process is repeated for the blood of Christ. The message that I receive from the sacrifice, which was not only made in the portrayal of the Last Supper but also in every single mass presented, is that everyone sins. Every person is guilty of something negative, something not good. Inevitably, man is going to sin. When Jesus said, “For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!” (Matthew 26:24) he states that because of our sins we must die; that is also what I learned in my years of going to church. I am not quite sure how to take the second and third verses of Matthew 26:24. I feel as though what he

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