This giving of thanks was for the bread but can’t you imagine that Jesus was thanking God for the giving of himself on the cross. The great moment of redemption had come.
Judas has a way of pulling a chair up to the table and forcing us to sit there an ask the question, “Is it I?”
What if all business stopped? We have a taste of that right now. Business produces a sound, it’s a sound of busyness and activity. If all that were to stop and be replaced by silence, how refreshing would that be?
What a great expense Mary went to, to give a gift to Jesus. Not only was it expensive but it was planned.