I feel such a visceral connection to the services of holy week. None more so than maundy thursday service though. I would like my life to mirror the prinicples of the Maundy Thursday service.
And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean.
When we are down on our knees, washing anothers feet, we are completely vulnerable. But more importantly we are in service to them, humbling ourselves to them. It is something I always want to be concious of, being humble and in service to all around me.