Jesus commanded his disciples to follow his example and wash each other’s feet—though this year will be an exception—and lay people, priests, and even popes have been doing it for centuries as a sign of humility and service. In 2015, Pope Francis made headlines when he broke norms and washed the feet of women and Muslims in Rome—proof positive that simple gestures (even ones that are 2,000 years old!) can be powerful acts of inclusion. Show your authority as a follower of Christ and make yourself meek to the excluded.
“If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.”
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