Monday, May 29, 2006
During the previous Holy Week, Eng decided to not wash everyone's feet during Maundy Thursday as he's always done. Instead, he washed Linda's feet, and got Linda to wash Evan's feet. Evan washed Eric's feet, Eric washed Eli's - as shown on right, Eli washed Ethan's feet, and then Ethan washed his feet. He encouraged us to serve one another and be an example, the way Jesus was. We were also asked to pray for the person as we were washing their feet.
It was a humbling and touching experience. I, Linda, had a flashback on how I used to wash Evan's feet as a baby and there I was again, washing his much, much bigger (Size 11) feet! Has it really been 15 years already? His response to the washing was to stifle his giggles. He's grown leaps and bounds but he's still our 'giggle head' (our affectionate term for him as an always giggling child).
As usual, 5 year old Ethan's prayer was short, but oh so sweet and Godly. "Dear Lord, please help Papa to glorify you and to love you, amen." Amen, Amen, Amen.