Finding Jesus in Dirty Feet
Handout for Holy Thursday
Description: Based on John 13:1-15 from the liturgy of Holy Thursday, why did Jesus wash the feet of his disciples? Not because they were too lazy to handle their own hygiene and as their servant he wanted to make life easy for them! Naturally, we want Jesus to make our lives easier. Isn’t that the purpose behind many of our prayers? Naturally, we want Jesus to make our lives
easier. Isn’t that the purpose behind many of our prayers? Well, surprise! We do get what we ask for, but not the way we had imagined. When we imitate Jesus, it’s the way we cope with the difficulties of life that becomes easier.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert or hand-out at Mass on Holy Thursday. Also great for any time of year to give to parish staff and ministry leaders, RCIA sponsors, catechists, and in RCIA class.