Holy week in Chartres (3): Love

God’s love–what is that? How do you picture God’s love touching you? What would it mean if you let God love you more? The Apostle Peter discovered that letting God’s love in wasn’t quite what he expected–or quite as straightforward to receive as he thought!

Jesus washes Peter’s feet–The Last Supper in the Passion Window at Chartres (1145-1155)

Consider this: Jesus, preparing to die, touched his disciples, skin to skin–some for the last time, by washing their feet.

Morning Chartres Cathedral

That physical connection, with many of the disciples, not just Peter, was something Jesus told them that they would only understand later.

Notice the disciples, some of whom had already had their feet washed by Jesus, look on as he washes Peter’s feet.

If God were to touch your life today, would you think or imagine that you might understand?

Jesus’s hands touching Peter’s leg

When God touches your life today will you feel it? Will you seek to understand it? Pray that it may be so.

Scriptural Touchstone

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved God’s own who were in the world, Jesus loved them to the end… Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:1, 3-7 NRSV

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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