In Christianity, foot washing represents subservience to another person, willingness to subjugate oneself. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples in order to show his willingness to serve them over himself and to put others first. He did this in order to set an example for his followers.
Otherwise, feet were washed during this time period because feet were dusty due to the type of shoes the people wore.
Probably nothing, Christa.
Actions of themselves have no power. I can say: "Thank you." Again, I can say: "Thank you!" with entirely different meanings.
Our Lord looks for the purity of our intentions; our sincerity of purpose, a clear and contrite heart. Otherwise heaven would be full of Sadduces and Pharises in princely robes!
What matters in action, is a live vibrant awareness of love, of the power of God.
by Patty Inglish MS 5 years ago
What is the silliest thing you have accidentally run through the washing machine?I recently washed a thick paperback book - didn't hurt the laundry, but some pages joined in a kind of paper mache. It was a good book, too.
by Angela Joseph 17 months ago
Do you think Christian churches should include foot-washing during some services?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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