Clean the Slide

Outside my back window I can see the old slide. Many good memories! And this weekend, it needed to be cleaned. Like cleaning a bathroom, it is a messy, intimate job: there is is no way to clean a toilet or a slide without getting your arms around it.


Just like cleaning feet. Just like dying on a cross. I'm not saying that you and I can do what Jesus did, but it is good to know that we can work in the way that he worked and for the reasons that he worked. In fact, he said that showing us this was part of the point of his own intimate dealing with his disciples' feet. "I've given you a pattern, so that you can do things in the same way that I did" (John 13:15, NT Wright translation).

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