Thursday 18 April 2019
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14. Psalm 115(116):12-13, 15-18. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. John 13:1-15.
Our blessing-cup is a communion with the blood of Christ – Psalm 115(116):12-13, 15-18.
‘You also should wash one another’s feet.’
The final acts of Jesus before his death are his last chance to etch his deeds and words into our memories. So the purposefulness of his actions in this passage are heightened almost to breaking point. Jesus chose to enact without doubt the essence of a serving community, and his example of washing feet is a most humble act of service.
This deed is his last will and testament to all of us: ‘For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.’ Today we ponder whether what Jesus started has stopped at the church door or whether it permeates all we do.
Lord, give me eyes to witness your tender-heartedness as you wash the disciples’ feet. May I model in my own life the attentiveness you show to each one, the gentle care, the life-giving love.