Jesus does something very shocking to his disciples: he washes their feet! Even a slave could not be ordered to wash the feet of his master; but Jesus the Master of all masters, washes the feet of his friends.
Be there. Listen to the objection that Peter raises, and the reply of Jesus. As you sit among the disciples, your turn comes and Jesus washes your feet. Feel his love and desire that you really be one of his disciples. Listen well to the words of Jesus when he finishes. We’re called to wash each others’ feet. While we don’t actually need to do this today because of how easy it is to take baths or showers, yet there is some humble, loving service that God calls each of us to do so as to shock people about God’s love, just as Peter was. A simple act of kindness to someone not expecting it—that might be an idea!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
Knowing what You’ve done for me v. 12
For more information about
this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Fourth Week in Lent
Spring in the north. Year C
On Fridays in Lent and Easter we read the Gospel of John.
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…