Sunday, August 4, 2019

Clean feet

After John 13:1-17

To wash the feet of another
is an act of humility, an act
of service, an act of servanthood,
recognizing that to lead 
is to serve, to wash the feet
is to disregard 
where the feet have been,
the feet encrusted 
with dirt and mud and filth
from the walking, the journey.
To wash the feet is 
to ignore the calluses and 
scars and deadened skin.
To wash the feet is
to accept those feet,
that heart, that soul,
touching those feet
with eternity.

Photograph by Cristian Newman via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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