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John 13:8 Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.”
Peter didn’t want any part of this, and plenty of modern folk don’t want any part of it either. Washing feet is awkward. Having one’s feet washed is awkward. But that’s how it is with caring for one another. We do it regardless of our feelings, because it is right and we are commanded so to do. Some churches wash hands instead of feet, which lacks the intimacy and awkwardness to be a fit symbol. We are commanded to do this thing that we don’t want to do. Our very resistance is exactly why we should be vulnerable and love others and accept their love.
Today the Church remembers Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, 1980, and the Martyrs of El Salvador.