On this Maundy Thursday, hear the words of Jesus from John and a response by Steve Garners-Holmes.
‘If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,
you also ought to wash one another’s feet.’
Lord, what was it like to wash Judas’ feet,An act of love, not irony.
on your knees, with such tender kindness?
What is it like to so humbly serve me,Pure love, without demand.
to kneel at the feet of my failure and betrayals,
to welcome and wash and soothe me
as if I am your master?
Give me this love, this gentle humility,serving in perfect love. ‘Love one another, as I have loved you.’
to wash the feet of those who oppose me,
to treat them with tender kindness,
to seek always to be closer to you,
on your knees below us all,