United States Conference of Secular institutes


Holy Thursday

John 1: 1-15

Whose feet am I most comfortable washing and whose feet am I most uncomfortable washing? To what extent is God asking me to wash the feet of a betraying Judas or a denying Peter? “During the supper, Jesus, fully aware that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from the meal and picked up a towel.” That statement begins with a profound theological concept, and ends with words so practical and down-to-earth that they almost seem out of place. Jesus had come to a complete awareness of his unique relationship with God. Jesus was fully aware of who he was. And it seems that as a result of that knowledge, he very naturally picked up a towel and began to wash the feet of his disciples. Authentic Christianity always moves from the profound to the practical.