"If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. John 13:14–17
My first week of CNA class is over. It's been both a challenging week and a rewarding week all rolled up into one. I'm the oldest one in the class, maybe old enough to be the mother of all the other students, and about ten years older than the instructor. Even so I have not felt out of place and I'm making friends. Today we practiced skills that included hand washing and foot washing. As Corie washed my right hand and Alyson washed my left, I mused at how on Monday (just five days ago) most of us were total strangers.
We had been prepared for the fact that we would be washing each other's feet, though most were apprehensive. I couldn't help but think of Jesus word's to His disciples when he girded Himself with a towel and prepared to wash their feet. Peter had been a little uneasy too. I made the decision to make myself available for foot washing and so I was the first. My foot was washed by the instructor. In the end we all had our feet washed, some of us more than once.
PS. I found the photo online and, after a little searching, discovered (I think) it is located in Dallas, Texas. If I ever get back to Dallas, I'm going to search it out.
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