Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Foot-washing: Drama vs Response

I was quite amused by the last line of a piece of news/article about the rite of foot-washing, that I read here... It was about the involvement - or rather, the absence of involvement - of women in the foot-washing ceremony of Maundy Thursday.  Besides the fact that women were not excluded from the list of 12 people whose feet are washed, until 1955, what touched me most was the last line of the write-up:
The tradition was not to have it be a dramatization of what Jesus did at the last Supper but to be a response to the command to humble service. 
... well, another example of how, religiosity is not necessarily the same as spirituality, or even close to it!
[More about the rite itself, read here]

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