The Humble Servant

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What do you think would happen if Trump and Biden washed each other’s feet?

Today is World Communion Sunday, remembering the suffering and death of Jesus. It is celebrated by many Christian churches. When I was young, our church celebrated communion twice a year. Along with the bread and the cup representing the body and blood of Christ, we also practiced foot washing. This also was a part of the original story where Jesus washed his disciples feet, and told them to do the same for each other.

In the time of sandaled feet walking dusty roads, it was common for a servant to wash the feet of guests who arrive. It was probably one of the lowliest jobs in the household. This was the humble act of service his followers needed to do for each other to remind them that in God’s eyes we are all the same. We are all humble servants of one another. This concept seems to be lost in today’s society.

I had this flash of a thought in relation of the upcoming election and the debates scheduled. Wouldn’t it be interesting if, instead of castigating each other, Trump and Biden would simply come on stage and with a basin and a towel and wash each other’s feet! And in this act of humble service say to the American public, whomever you choose, we will be the humble servant to the other! Wow my imagination really did run wild today!!

Let me wash your feet

Humility and service

heal division’s wounds

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32 thoughts on “The Humble Servant

  1. That would be amazing. 🙂
    But I’m not sure they could humble themselves to do so. 😦
    A good leader is a servant leader…and not sure they even know that term and what it stands for. 😦
    HUGS!!! and great thoughts…wish your thoughts on this could be reality.

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  2. If they tried to wash each other’s feet, I’m sure someone would get kicked in the face. Wish politicians would behave better, and like you say, they should remember that whole “serving” thing. A good, timely poem!

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