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Washing one another’s feet

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Announcements Forums Doctrine of Atonement — October 17th, 2021 Washing one another’s feet

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    “John the Baptist indicates that this was looked upon at that time as the lowliest of services, for he uses it to illustrate how far above him is ‘he that should come,’ when he says that he is not worthy to stoop down and unloose the latchet of his shoes – as preparatory to washing his feet. The discovery that their ‘Lord and Master’ could stoop and perform this himself for his disciples brought them an object lesson in humility and brotherly love. There is no service that does not become honorable when performed by love; and the expression to ‘wash one another’s feet’ may signify, not only the clarifying of the understanding for each other, but the rendering of any helpful and compassionate service which the occasion demands” (emphasis added) – from CSJ, “Baptism and Communion” by Ida Mitchell Roff, May 1912.

    As I read this description, it occurred to me that with every single testimony, and every single sharing at each Bible Study and Roundtable, and every article written, etc., we are, in essence, partaking in the washing of one another’s feet, as each statement or experience of truth shared is helping each one of us in clarifying our understanding of God as our ever-present Father-Mother, Love. I am touched by this beautiful thought!

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