By Martin D’Souza | Opening Doorz Editorial | April 14, 2022

Jesus’ love for supper

Today, the Catholic Church enacts the Lord’s Last Supper. What does the Last Supper denote to us Christians who understand the Word and who have been blessed with the Wisdom to know what the Lord meant when he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear”?

The first thing we can denote is that Jesus Christ loved Supper. Anyone who invited him over, he never refused. He went in and dined. If he found a house he wanted to go to, after seeing the repentant heart, he invited himself in. Remember Zacchaeus? He climbed a Sycamore fig tree because he was short in stature. He desired to see the Lord. Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” (Luke 19:5).

This denotes that Jesus was into intermittent fasting. Scripture does not state this. Yes, Jesus always spoke about prayer and fasting. I can safely say that after a good, early supper, Jesus never snacked before going to bed. And yes, he walked a lot. He walked up mountains to be with his Father and spend time in prayer. That’s where his strength came from. Not from Beer or Foreign Liquor, or a table spread with an unhealthy, high-cholesterol diet.

I would assume that Jesus skipped breakfast or might have had a light snack and then may have gone straight to Supper, after skipping lunch. That’s what kept him healthy.

This also means that if we want to stay healthy, we have to follow Jesus’ diet. Good, nutritious meal. No alcohol or no accepting invites from parishioners where you know you will be fed an unhealthy meal with FL. Jesus also gives us a hint on how we should run our kitchen. 

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Supper apart, Jesus made a whip

What was Jesus’ reaction when he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money when it was almost time for the Jewish Passover? He made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. “To those who sold doves, he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” (John 2: 13-16).

The Last Supper, invitation from Jesus
“Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”

What has the Catholic Church become? It has deteriorated to the same thing we read in the Gospel passage above. And what has Cardinal Oswald Gracias and other superiors of various congregations done? Zilch! Remember Mulakkal? Remember the Nun who is still fighting for justice? Remember how the poor sodomized boy had to fight for justice, despite Cardinal Oswald Gracias knowing his bleeding state?

What we need is a leader for the Catholic Church who will make a whip out of cords and drive all these rogue priests out of the temple courts. It is not that Cardinal Oswald or the other superiors cannot hear Jesus’ words, “Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” The Church is being turned into a den of thieves by the white-washed tombs residing in God’s home. 

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

God speaks from His Throne

“Now Eli, who was very old, heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they slept with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. So he said to them, “Why do you do such things? I hear from all the people about these wicked deeds of yours. No, my sons; the report I hear spreading among the Lord’s people is not good. If one person sins against another, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against the Lord, who will intercede for them?” His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was the Lord’s will to put them to death. (1 Samuel 2:22- 25)

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

God continues to speak from His Throne

And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family—from beginning to end. For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God, and he failed to restrain them. Therefore I swore to the house of Eli, ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.” (1 Samuel 3: 11-14).

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The Last Supper, invitation from Jesus
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” 

Invite the Lord today to dine with you

Getting back to Supper, I urge you to let the Lord come in and dine with you today. There’s an open invitation in case you were not aware of it. This is what the Lord is requesting of us in Revelation 3:20: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” 

So what are you waiting for? Like Zacchaeus, yearn for Him. Like the four friends who lowered the paralytic from the roof, have the Lord look up and see your faith. Like the Syrophoenician Woman, open the doors of your heart and ‘Challenge Jesus’. Like the Centurion, say, “Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Like the woman with the bleeding issue, crawl towards Him and touch the Hem of His Garment.

Don’t worry about the dirt going on in the Church which is deliberately being swept under the carpet. God will deal with them as he dealt with Eli’s sons.

Also read: Courting scriptures, Quoting scriptures, NUN (none) living by the Word!

Also read: Julio Ribeiro, “a practising Catholic”: The Bishop and a ‘pawn’!


  1. Jesus willing laid down his life, as the prophets foretold, to atone the sins of all mankind. Are people listening? He who has ears let him hear.

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