Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Jesus washes the feet of his disciples

The Liturgy of Holy Week always has a deep impact on me, and it is difficult to single out moments which touch me most. One such moment is undoubtedly the organ and bells which herald the Gloria at the Easter Vigil (I rather wish we didn't have them on Maundy Thursday), and the other is the washing of feet at the Mass of the Lord's Supper. To think that our Lord would wash the feet of his disciples before instituting the Eucharist.

This picture shows Jesus wearing an apron and kneeling to perform this most humble of tasks. What an example of love Jesus gives to us! I feel that the triumph of his love is so powerfully celebrated in the Easter Gloria!

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