On Maundy Thursday, we remember when Jesus washes the disciples’ feet. He takes the time to do this in a week that will include his own arrest, betrayal, and death. It is this important to him to spend time with his students and closest friends in this way.
On this night where water is poured out like attending love, and betrayal awaits in the shadows, Jesus tells his friends to love one another. He tells them this knowing he will love them to the end, and beyond. Jesus asks those of us who follow him to serve the world in love and with love.
What does it look like for Jesus to wash your feet this Lenten season? Will you let him? And… will you seek to be the kind of person who washes the feet of others, loving one another as Jesus asks?
Commentary by Rev. Danielle Shroyer used by permission: a sanctified art