It's pretty neat, and I think I'll incorporate some of the readings into our dinner tonight. The kids know that it's matzohs and grape juice for dinner. They love being able to drink from my real wine glasses (I live life on the edge).
We've spent every Holy Thursday recalling the Israelites Exodus from Egypt and talking about the meaning for us Christians, but I've never used a formal guide.
I am just very sad that Bill will likely not be home in time to eat with us, and probably won't even be able to go to Mass tonight. Since we've had kids, one or the other of us goes to Mass and then the other goes to Eucharistic Adoration after Mass is over. But Bill hasn't been home from work before 7 pm all week, and tonight will probably be the same. But we'll ask ourselves, anyway:
Why is tonight different than all other nights?
Tonight's challenge: make tonight different than all other nights. You don't need to eat lamb and matzohs. Read the story of Exodus. Think about the passing through the Red Sea as a foreshadowing of baptism. And keep watch in the garden, unlike Simon Peter who could not keep watch for one hour (Mark 14:37).