Peculiar Posture

Peculiar Posture

Passage: John 13:13-17,Zephaniah 3:16-17

Click here to hear the Bible texts as read by Liz Woollven.


The sermon portrays the image we have of Christ, our Lord, demonstrating servitude as he washes his disciple's feet, an act which takes place in the upper chamber of a disciple's home after the Last Supper.  Have we become so focused on religion demonstrating our faith, such that we have lost the focus of servitude and faith demonstrating our religion ?



The powerful picture of remains of a statue here comes from a visit by Attie to a museum exhibiting art and religious artefacts (the Bode museum in Berlin) whilst on a study trip to Germany.


The broken limbs evoke thoughts of God in a fragmented world - or is it rather a picture of God being fragmented in our world ?  Listen to the sermon for more information.


Jesus' servitude cost him his body, his life.


The sermon reminds us to be careful.  Being a servant, a foot-washer, can be a dangerous job!