“Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” Jesus is here in the context of washing His disciples feet just before being betrayed. He is telling Peter that he must allow Him to serve him. He is modelling serving, but also is teaching that we must let God do it, if we want to have a part with Him. This washing speaks of cleansing, but also of this: if we do not allow God to serve, bless and cleanse us, we have no part with Him. God wants to wash our feet-to cleanse and prepare our steps, but we can’t wash ourselves, nor do we even know what needs to be washed. Peter wanted Jesus to wash him all over-Jesus in Wisdom tells him, he does not need that-Jesus knows what we need, but we must allow Him to do the washing!
Looking for Lydia this year!
Finding the Lydias in your life this year… Recall that Lydia was the first woman in Europe to turn towards the message of St Paul.