Footwashing

         Jesus poured water into a basin
         and began to wash the disciples’ feet.
                   —John 13.5

A basin of baptismal water,
mother’s water breaking,
river of life, basin of tears.

With gentle hands he enfolds your feet,
your journey, your sorrow,
your pain.

He washes away
your fear, your betrayal,
your failure.

He rejoices to do this.
He is tender with you.
He is beneath you. Always.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

March 30, 2021