It’s Holy Thursday. If you would like to read a more in depth reflection on what it means to wash the feet of one another (as Jesus challenged us to), please click here to read one i posted previously: On Foot Washing & L.O.V.E. Muscles
Today we are challenged (as we should be) by Christ’s example to join the ‘order of the Towel’ washing others’ feet literally and figuratively in the many ways we are led. (Again, please check out previous post for ideas!)
But something struck me today. Flash back to the beginning of this Lenten challenge, in the desert, opening our hearts to be embraced by Christ. Then today, before Jesus challenged the disciples in that upper room to wash each others’ feet, HE washes THEIR feet.
Peter persisted, “You’re not going to wash my feet—ever!” Jesus said, “If I don’t wash you, you can’t be part of what I’m doing.” (John 13:8-9, The Message)
Are we letting Jesus have a go at our feet? Our weary, worn out, smudged and dirty feet?
Are we letting Him have a go at the weary, worn out bits & pieces of our hearts?
Are we opening our hearts to the healing embrace of His love that washes smudged hurts and scarred dirt away? The fountain of His everlasting love that never runs dry?
Virginia : )