Thursday, March 28, 2013

head, shoulders, knees and toes

Dirck van Baburen - Christ washing the apostles' feet, 1616
"head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
and eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!" (children's song - Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, 33 A.D.?)
tonight, i picture St. Peter singing this little ditty.  we do not understand that God wants to wash our feet (Gospel of John 13:1-15).
"He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, 'Lord, are you going to wash my feet?'  Jesus answered, 'You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.'  Peter said to him, 'You will never wash my feet.'  Jesus answered, 'Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.'  Simon Peter said to him, 'Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!'"
to quote (@pontifex) Pope Francis, true power is the service of our brothers and sisters.  you do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.  let's enter now into the mystery of our faith - the passion, death and resurrection of God in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Jesus said to him, 'One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.'  For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, 'Not all of you are clean.'  After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, 'Do you know what I have done to you?  You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am.  So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.'"
peace.

ps.  Pope Francis:


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