“WHY SHOULD I LET YOU WASH MY FEET?” (Jn 13:1-15): 20 March 2008 (Holy Thursday)
It’s an unforgettable scene: After supper, our Lord himself rises from the table and–to the horror of his disciples–washes their feet. All are stunned speechless with, as usual, the exception of Peter.
Peter protests. “You shall never wash my feet!” he declares–only to take it back almost in the same breath and to beg the Lord to wash his entire self (“Not only my feet, but also my hands and head!”) when he realizes the consequences of refusing the Lord.