Jesus gave the disciples one final lesson before he went to the Cross. During that lesson, he placed service above all, teaching the disciples by example how to serve by washing one another’s feet. He instituted the ritual we know as Communion today. And he reminded them that their baptism established their discipleship. On Maundy Thursday, we commemorate all three of these acts of discipleship and celebrate the Table, the Bread, the Water, and the Towel.