Jesus, My Feet Are Dirty

Jesus, My Feet Are Dirty

 

Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet

Ford Madox Brown

1852-6

 

 

Jesus, come my feet are dirty.

 

You have become a servant for my sake,

so fill your basin with water;

come, wash my feet.

 

 

I know that I am bold in saying this, 

but your own words have made me fearful:

 

 

“If I do not wash your feet,

you will have no companionship with me.”

Wash my feet then, so I may be Your companion.

 

 

Origin  

+PAX

 

6 Comments

  1. Karin
    Mar 28, 2013

    As humble as Jesus was in washing the feet of His Apostles, they also needed to have the humility to allow Him to do so. We do as well in allowing Him to wash our souls with His mercy and grace.
    A blessed Holy Thursday to you, Caroline.

    • Caroline
      Mar 29, 2013

      Karin, That’s so true, …It makes me think of the Anima Christi prayer. Soul of Christ, sanctify me, Body of Christ save me…Water from the side of Christ…wash me
      Blessed Triduum and + ..

  2. Joyce
    Mar 28, 2013

    Very good point Karin. It is an act of humility for all involved. Peace-filled and blessed Holy Thursday to you Caroline and anyone visiting this blog. Love and prayers, Joyce

    • Caroline
      Mar 29, 2013

      Joyce, Humility seems to be the word of the hour these days..Love, Prayers and Blessed Triduum +

  3. Patricia
    Mar 28, 2013

    Caroline, this scene in the gospel could keep me in awe for probably the rest of my life. I have often wished that I were an artist, that I might sketch and paint it from a thousand different angles. It is beyond all charity and humility that Jesus would do such a thing. The Beauty of His Holiness is simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this lovely picture.
    Wishing you a most prayerful Triduum. xoxo

    • Caroline
      Mar 29, 2013

      Patricia, Did you notice Peter’s face..? Oh– to have been present with the Lord in those hours before the road to Calvary. What a gift and honor the priesthood is and how thankful I am for the Eucharist. Sadly, the foot washing ceremony is never quite explained in it’s fullness from the pulpit where I live.. It gets lost in a lot of “fluff”..

      And I think you are an artist and have painted many pictures of His Holiness and Humility with your beautiful words.
      Love, Prayers and Blessings +

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