We take care of each other in the body of Christ. Just as Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, we too wash our brother’s feet.

The foot washing ritual is uncomfortable — it breaks us open, it exposes our vulnerabilities. It prepares us for the death of our independence, and for the resurrection of our reciprocity, our mutuality and true community. It prepares us for a deep love, found at the cross, and found at the empty tomb.

This is what foot washing is about. We give comfort and hospitality, and we receive it. Some of us are better at one or the other, but sooner or later, we need to have the experience of both giving and receiving it.

Lee Griffin was my fraternity brother, I loved him as I was called to do.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.

Romans 12:10

Lee Allison Griffin

Topics