The room in which Jesus was entertained is the emblem of a heart into which the Lord comes to sup; such a heart is enlarged by grace with love and joy and gratitude; it is an upper room lifted up from the world and sin, it is prepared and furnished by the Holy Spirit, and is freely opened to the great Master, who comes to feast with his beloved. Lord make our hearts such a room and we will receive both thee and thy disciples into our truest love.
If still thou dost with sinners eat,
Let my poor heart thy chamber be,
With gladness such a guest I’ll greet,
And keep the paschal feast with thee.
If thou wilt come to me below,
My heart shall purge out sinful leaven
And every day more meet I’ll grow
To keep the paschal feast in heaven.