…so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
– John 13:1-17
This evening, Pastors Wong Tak Meng and David Lee prayed and bent down to wash the feet of a cross-section of St Hilda’s congregation. At the foot of Bethel Hall’s stage, friends and families also prayed and washed the feet of their loved ones, and those of their friends and peers in Church, in a show of humility and servanthood. Only whispered prayers and grateful hearts broke the evening’s solemnity. The Lord‘s presence was felt all of that evening.