John 13:1-20



Today’s Reading is John 13:1-20.
Afraid of germs we teach to wash your hands before a meal, afraid of coming to God unclean a few cultures teach to wash your feet before a meal.
That is an act of purification, not cleanliness.
The entirety of his disciples is not clean, because Judas is part of them.
Each individual is not entirely clean, because we are all partly Judas.
You have hidden sins of the past and unknown sins of the future.
Foot-washing is a visible sign for an inner process of purification: In this moment I am willing to look at myself from God’s perspective. It shows me that I am just human, I’m unclean, and God is ready to cleanse me today.


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