Just before Jesus was crucified, He washed His disciples' feet and He said we should wash each others' feet, but most churches say it's only a symbol, not something to be taken literally.
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You can take it or leave it. I hear you, grand old lady!
This is one of the reasons why Pope Francis' example of washing the feet of Muslims and Prisoners is so important for modern Christians.It is a witness to our faith and to the life to which we are called.We are love those who harm or hate us.
Thanks for your comment, parrster!
any Christian that washes the feet of a musslime is foolish and does not know God. It was His brethren who's feet He washed not his enemies feet. We are not called to serve our enemies. Parrster is correct
It is absolutely clear in Jesus' teaching that we are to LOVE OUR ENEMY. He said it plainly and more than once.
retief--- there are many kinds of love in scripture and love for enemy is NOT the love we have for brethren. We are not to submit to or serve our enemies. We are to desire their conversion , not accept them as is in their sin
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Thanks for your comment, PerrySpark!
Thanks for your comment. I think it sad that some churches consider it just a symbol.
Wow, where to start, perhaps the parable about swallowing the camel might help, though not likely.
What does my posting how feet washing started, have to do with a camel? Did you want me to use one word to describe it?
Interesting comment, Deborah. I'd never heard of the wife having to wash her husband's face and feet, but why then do you think Jesus did it?
It represents the bride and groom. God and His Elect
Yahshua used it this way
remember deborah is not a Christian and does not understand, she is jewish. parrster gave the correct answer.
I was raised in the Christian church and fully understand the Christian doctrine. I just disagree with it and chose to be Jewish and can read the Hebrew Bible. Celafoe can't
Thanks for your comment, blessedp. I've heard many sermons that justify why we should not wash each other's feet, but like you said, his baptism was a symbol and we do follow it. So was the breaking of the bread.