Walking About in Me

Posted: September 1, 2011 in books, Jesus, prayer, quotes

Jesus, I wish you would let me wash your feet, since it was through walking about in me that you soiled them.  I wish you would give me the task of wiping the stains from your feet, because it was my behaviour that put them there.  But where can I get the running water I need to wash your feet?  If I have no water, at least I have tears: let me wash your feet with them, and wash myself at the same time.

Ambrose of Milan, “Prayer for Forgiveness,” as quoted in Jesus (Oxford Readers) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 48

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