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“You Will Never Wash My Feet”

My daily gospel reading for today is John 13:1-20, which describes the washing of the disciples feet by Jesus. As I read the passage today, I was struck by Peter’s two responses to Jesus. Peter’s first response, after Jesus tells Peter that Jesus will wash Peter’s feet, is “You will never wash my feet.” After […]

Is it True that Service and Prayer Cannot be Separated?

“Service and prayer can never be separated…” – Henri Nouwen (from “The Living Reminder” In “The Living Reminder”, Nouwen writes that Christians (and even the Church) are tempted to separate ministry from spirituality (and he defines “ministry” as “service” and “spirituality” as “prayer”), but to do so is really impossible. Since i see so many […]

Of the Same Mind?

From Philippians 3:13b-15: “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God […]