We have plenty of opportunity to replicate the principles of the footwashing in our daily lives:
— Replicate the truth that you have come from God; you are not your own.
— Replicate the truth that you will go to God; your future is assured.
— Replicate that the space between you and others is filled with a towel.
— Replicate that as you travel with towel and basin, you will be safe in vulnerability, treasured in obedience, and free from anxiety. (Walter Brueggemann)
We are summoned to an alternative community. We are called away from forceful violence, rampant consumerism, and ceaseless anxiety. We are called to full confidence in God so we simply bow and serve others in the midst of a chaotic world.