The Sacrament of Footwashing
Like baptism, footwashing is a
sacrament: a divine act which the Lord commanded the believers to receive and
Jesus said, "He who has
bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but he is clean all
over" (John ).
With this analogy, the Lord taught that a believer needs to accept footwashing
after he has been baptized.
When we receive the sacrament, a
brother or sister in Christ performs the footwashing, but in spirit, it is our
Lord who washes our feet. It is the Lord's reminder to us of his eternal love
and a call to live forever under his love.