Watch the Pope washes prisoners’ feet. Then ask with Jesus… do we understand?
“And he does something the disciples couldn’t understand: he washes feet,” the Pope continued. This was customary at the time because when people entered a house their feet were dirty from the dust along the way, there weren’t any cobble stones at that time,” the Pope explained, triggering a few smiles. And at the entrance to the house they would wash their feet. But it wasn’t the master of the house who washed his guests’ feet, it was the slaves who didi t, it was a slave’s work. And Jesus washes our feet like a slave. The feet of the disciples. This is why you don’t understand what I am doing now, he says to Peter, you will understand later on.
Jesus’ love for us was so great that he became a slave to serve us, heal us, clean us. .. But I too need to be washed by the Lord, and please pray for this during this mass. Pray that the Lord will also wash away my filth so that I become your slave, more of a slave in service of the people, just like Jesus was.”
Video courtesy of RomeReports.
Tags: Foot washing, Holy Thursday, Pope, Prisoners