“You wanna do WHAT?”
“I’m going to wash your feet!”
“No way! You’re my Boss. I can’t have you washing my feet. I should be washing YOURS!”
“No, you need to let me wash your feet. If you don’t, then you’re fired! You will no longer belong in my company!”
“OK, Lordy me!! If that’s the case, don’t just wash my feet; wash all of me – my head to my toes, and polish my toes, too!”
“Well, since you have taken a bath, you are clean – except for your feet. You and your friends (except for one) are all clean. I just need to wash your feet!”
“Well, my Lord, if that’s the case, alright then, go ahead.”
After he had washed my feet, He said, “You don’t understand what I have just done, do you? You call me your Boss, your Teacher, and your Lord. It is right that you do so, because that is what I am. But, what I have just done for you, I mandate that you do for others.”
“You want me to wash my friends’ feet?!”
“That’s right. I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you… Now that you know this truth, how happy you will be if you put it into practice.”
“I’d be happy to do just that, my Lord! With love, I want to find some feet to wash.
Does it matter what age they are?”
Today is Maundy Thursday. Have you heard that term? Do you know the origin of the word Maundy? I didn’t, so I looked it up on the dictionary app on my iPhone. Here’s what I discovered:
- the cermony of washing the feet of the poor, especially commemorating Jesus’ wahing of the disciples’ feet.
- also called maundy money (I read that and wondered if it was the origin of the term “money laundering” – but I read on) money distributed as alms in conjunction with the ceremony of maundy (foot washing) – as in Maundy Thursday
- origin: 1250 – 1300; Middle English maude <Old French mande>, Latin mandatum – command – Jesus’ words to the disciples after He washed their feet (John 13:14-17)
Happy Maundy Thursday, my friends.
It’s the day Jesus washed the disciples’ feet.
It’s the evening of the Last Supper.
It’s the night Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.
It’s the night Jesus was arrested.
What’s happy about it?
You wanna do WHAT?
Let me wash your feet!
I’m gonna wash that kiss right offa them!
What does Jesus mean when He mandates us to wash one another’s feet?
Is it symbolic of some other kind of cleansing?
Or does He really mean for us to wash feet?
The kiss is the symbolism for Judas’ betrayal …
. . . Why do you think Judas
(who was one of Christ’s followers – an Apostle, for cryin’ out loud)
betrayed Jesus with a kiss?