Jesus met with his friends to celebrate the Passover meal. In a hot and dusty land, feet in open sandals get very dirty. It was the task of the lowest slave in the household to wash the feet of guests when they arrived. But it’s Jesus who takes a towel and lovingly bends down to wash the feet of his disciples. Then he tells his disciples that they must follow his example of humble service.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no feet but yours, no hands but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which the compassion
of Christ is to look out on a hurting world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about the world.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless all now.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
Take some water, or hand sanitiser and make a sign of the cross on your hands as a sign of your desire to serve others in this way.