Whenever a pastor washes the feet of his parishioners, it always seems a little contrived. He takes off his vestments, does the symbolic washing and then puts on his vestments again and goes ahead with the Eucharist.
I imagine that when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, it was far different. It must have been truly shocking for those who had come to believe in Jesus as the true Son of God, to see him get down on his knees and wash their dirty feet.
There are many reasons that I love Jesus – but the washing of the feet speaks very powerfully to my heart.
I wish you a deeply prayerful and meaningful Holy Week.