I think it is time to do away with the controversial foot washing of Holy Thursday. Let me just say as a priest, I am glad that our Lord didn't concretely show His love by helping someone with their bedpan! Could you imagine what creativity on Holy Thursday in the new rite would look like, especially when everyone in the congregation is asked to do the gesture for someone else????????
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Now, you may have noticed an obvious problem with my being grossed
out by feet and worshipping in a liturgical tradition. You are, of
course, wondering how I feel about Holy Thursday, with its infamous
pedilavium? This ritual demands bare feet: touching bare feet, looking
at bare feet, and points blazing hot lights on the actions of Jesus, who
apparently did not find bare feet disgusting, but loved this dusty, sweaty, and most unattractive body part....