safe space maundy thursday liturgy
jesus washes the feet of the disciples
reading - john 13v3-17
scraping off the shit
where we walk, we walk in the crap left by others, by ourselves, the mess of human lives, the comings and goings of a wasteful, corrupt and selfish world, we wallow in the dirt and the hurt, oblivious to the stink and the stains that we carry with us. God stripped off all finery, stepped in our shit, knelt in it, touched it, held our ugliest bits in the very hands that made us and washed them clean.
hands which formed matter, pulse which set the rhythm of the
planets, breath which stirred life into being, mind which dreamt the
diversity of the species, eyes which bore deep into the heart of
humanity, heart which yearns for us to choose peace, feet that walk
each step with us, mouth which chides and comforts, arms which embrace
the hurting, strength which sustains the weak, life which was given up
for love, creator who scrapes the shit off my feet, God who serves.
wash me clean
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