LENT DAY 38
Washing my feet
Someone else washing my feet?
I’m supposed to just sit here?
But I feel awkward
Ohhhhh I feel all jumpy inside
Are you sure you want to wash my feet ?
Don’t you see the dirt ?
That’s all I can see
“oh dear One, I can’t see any dirt at all; I know all of you. I do this as I Love you.
Rolling my hands across your feet
And your face
As you are in this moment
Not as you should be
Or could be
As you are
This moment is about you and me
In this moment
I’m just cleaning your feet
But not because they are soiled
But because they’ve not had the perfume of my love rubbed gently over them
I made you. I know your feet.
–the One Who Holds the Pen
a Selah Companion
EDITOR’S NOTE: Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, observed to commemorate Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist (communion) during the Last Supper. The name is a Middle English derivation taken from a Latin anthem sung in Roman Catholic churches on that day: “Mandatum novum do vobis.” “A new commandment I give to you” in John 13:34. –Debora Buerk, Editor.
(Source: Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Maundy Thursday.” Encyclopedia Britannica, January 11, 2023. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Maundy-Thursday.)
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