From one extreme to the other…
Typical of Peter, is it not? He passes from one extreme to the other! (Jean ch.13)
He does not want Jesus to wash his feet, but then… he wants that his face and hands be washed as well!
Jesus tells Peter:
“You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.
And when he has washed the feet of all the apostles,
“Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.
For the apostles – and for us – what is required is to understand… the ‘extreme’ of God!
“Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.”
Understanding a love that goes so much beyond human understanding –
So much greater, so much deeper, so much more personal, so much more compassionate.
SO MUCH . . . “to the end.”
Another reflection is available on a different theme in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/jeudi-saint-annee-a-2020/
Source: Image: Third Hour