What Your Feet Mean to Me

Curriculum of the Spiritual Life

Jesus.Feet.Being Washed. Based on the encounter in Matthew 26:6-13


You say I am doing a beautiful thing for you.
     It’s just like you to say that.
All I am doing is washing your feet with my tears;
     They come from a fractured place –
A place of stain and shame;
     Now they flow out to clean your feet.

Thank you for not stepping on me with your feet
     Or trampling over me;
     Or hurrying past me to the next big thing,
     Or merely to a better thing.

Thank you for letting your feet be nailed in place – in my place.

Thank you for not kicking me with your legs
     Or jumping past me: the undesirable, the unlovable.

Thank you for not holding me down with your arms
     Or holding…

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