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Maundy Thursday

In case anyone doesn't know, Maundy is part of a Latin word meaning "mandate." It is called this because Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment, or mandate on the night of the Last Supper. This was to "love each other as I have loved you." After he had washed the disciples' feet. Fortunately, this was all portrayed in a skit at the service, and we did not literally have to wash everyone's feet. My grandfather was a Primitive Baptist, and apparently feet-washing was an important part of their worship. I am very grateful that my mother became a Methodist!

As I watched the teenage "Jesus" wash his disciples' feet, I thought of another Bible verse, "Whatever you did to the least of these, so you did to me." I have a young client that saves his waste until he comes to his speech therapy session because apparently, our toilet is just wonderful. So I usually end up wiping his butt every time he comes to see me. Am I really wiping Jesus' butt when I do this? I like to think so.


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Mar. 25th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
my husband's family are primitive baptists (he's from southern virginia). very fine people, but very austere.
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
must be a family thing about sharing poop, my autistic one always waited until my classroom too.....something about safety and feeling so good he just had to let it out.....
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