Thursday, 21 March 2013

Foot washing

The news, today, that Pope Francis is to wash the feet of prisoners on Maundy Thursday prompted a friend to ask me- Why don't you do that in worship? Why indeed?
My hunch is that we have too many Peters in many of our congregations - those who would not want to be served in such a way.
In one of the local secondary schools, however, pupils have decided to enact a more contemporary way of serving each other. Reckoning that painting each other's nails would be a modern day equivalent, they are going to spend some time doing that as a Maundy Thursday gift to each other.
So, what is foot washing all about - the one who serves or those served? And how might we imitate Jesus in serving those around us today?
Questions to ponder as we approach Holy Week.

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