"Jesus took a towel and he girded himself.....

  • allanon

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    Apr 21, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    ... and he washed my feet, yes he washed my feet."

    Happy Holy Thursday to all who are observing it.

    One of the most prominent images for this feast day comes from John chapter 13 (14?) when Jesus stoops to wash the feet of his disciples. It is a story of intense humility. It sheds light upon the purpose of the Christian life, to do the dirty work in the world, raising up the poor and the marginalized, making them "clean" and worthy of the acknowledgement of the rest of society.

    In honor of today, here is a reflection:
    Can you recall a time when someone stooped down to "wash your feet"? How about a time when you stooped to wash someone's feet? Is there anything keeping you from performing an act of such humility? Is there anything encouraging you to do so?

    Peace to all.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Apr 21, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    And to you to. It's the only time in the year when my Church does Holy Communion, a re-enactment of the last meal of Jesus.

    Love, Light and Peace.

    Ant
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    Apr 22, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I don't do that (we've got to give the nursing assistants something to do), but I do take off my patients' socks when they ask me to. Oh, and get them a ginger ale from the fridge too. icon_lol.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    Apr 22, 2011 7:02 AM GMT
    I'm completely agnostic.

    And yet, I've gotten beyond the phase of resenting religious people. I've come to terms with my own spirituality, which is akin to the tenets of Christianity and most other religions that prophesy a world whose citizens live first for each other, and only thereafter, for themselves.

    Every year, during Holy Week, I remember these incredible words:

    Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
    Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
    Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
    Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
    Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 22, 2011 10:29 AM GMT
    heybreaux saidI think malefeet has washed someones feet. I am pretty sure he has.



    Well actually.......Yeah, I have. icon_redface.gif
  • allanon

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    Apr 23, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidI'm completely agnostic.

    And yet, I've gotten beyond the phase of resenting religious people. I've come to terms with my own spirituality, which is akin to the tenets of Christianity and most other religions that prophesy a world whose citizens live first for each other, and only thereafter, for themselves.

    Every year, during Holy Week, I remember these incredible words:

    Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
    Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
    Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
    Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
    Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.



    It's funny that you, a non-practicing agnostic, quote these words here. Every Holy Thursday, the Catholic Church sings these words during the preparation of the Eucharist.

    I very much respect and cherish the type of spirituality and worldview that you expressed. Thank you for posting it here. Living first for the other is my very definition of what love is. I'm glad that someone shares this definition with me.
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    Apr 23, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    Lady GagaWhen he comes to me, I am ready
    I'll wash his feet with my hair if he needs
    Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain
    Even after three times, he betrays me


    this is what this thread reminded me of lol...anyway i haven't but i think i would humble myself to doing "the dirty work in the world". i think only people with extremely good values would do it...no matter what religion