Friday, June 22, 2012

Washing Feet

I heard an inspiring news story this morning.  There's a charitable organization called Samaritan's Feet that was providing new shoes and socks for the homeless in San Diego.  The part of the story that touched me is that they have volunteers wash the feet of the people before they put on their new footwear.  You can read the story here.  Here's the original story that inspired this event 

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded...

So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.  John 13:4-17