Though it is technically a Holy Wednesday event, my mind often turns to this hymn by Sydney Carter on Maundy Thursday. It evokes so much of the message of this night — from the serving love of washing feet of others, to the question of will we stand with Jesus & the oppressed, or turn on them to become oppressors themselves?
In her act of washing Jesus’ feet, Mary embodies the Gospel message of Jesus, which we are called to invite on this Holy evening in which the Last Supper is remembered.
May it bless you.
Your progressive redneck preacher,