Foot Washing: A Maundy Thursday Reflection

Apr 05, 2023

This week is Holy Week. For Christians around the world, each day of the week considers the life and times of Jesus as we approach Easter. Tomorrow, is Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday. It was on this day that Jesus had a meal with his best friends. He gave them a new command: to love was he loves. He exemplified this by getting up from the meal and taking on the task of being a servant. He took a basin and towel and cleaned the feet of his friends, and even the feet of his eventual betrayer, Judas.

In football, the feet are important. We run, kick, pass, shoot, leap — we do a lot with and to our feet. SO maybe there are some lessons that we can take away into how we ought to be with our teammates, our fellow coaches, staff, our family and our friends. What does it look like to wash their feet? What might be the meaning and significance that we ought to pursue when it comes to caring for others? For serving them? We explore this on this week’s From the Touchline podcast.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (10-15 min) podcast with me, Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

Myself and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen to the podcast in our app, SoccrChapUtd, which you can find in the Apple and Google store.

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