Foot Washing Ceremony
Talking with my sister, she shared that her family would be commemorating a Passover dinner of turkey and afterwards a foot washing ceremony among them. I thought back to the very first foot washing ceremony I attended. I approached the area with my socks on, being embarrassed to have the Priest touch my feet. This was a humbling experience.
Because of Covid churches worldwide are closed. We are having to do and be church among ourselves. I thought about how I am sorely missing not being able to attend church services and am saddened by how I have taken the church, for granted. The role of the clergy, the communion of saints are precious rituals I want to reevaluate in my life as a priority. I wish that I could have participated in a foot washing ceremony at home with others, I was alone having no one to observe the ceremony with, not only because of Covid but really because of a lack of genuine adherence and respect in keeping up of this tradition in my life. How about you, where you able to participate in this precious tradition of history, which the Savior has taught us to do? Washing others feet as well implies serving one another in humility.
John 13:5 He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded."If then your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you, most assuredly I say to you, a servant is not greater than His master."