The solid bronze Washing of Feet wall cross is a perfect gift for all who serve, a reminder of the beauty and the scriptural basis for the calling. “I am among you as one who serves,” Jesus said.
This cross makes a wonderful gift for all those who serve, including priests, ministers, counselors, teachers, nurses, doctors, hospice workers, and so many others. It is also a wonderful gift for all those idealistic young women and men in who feel challenged to make a difference by serving in the world.
A Cross of Love and Service
At 3.25 inches high and 2.6 inches wide, this cross will hang easily on any wall at home or in the office. This solid bronze cross, designed and realized by a master bronzesmith in Germany, honors the tireless dedication and generosity of those who serve in our churches, schools, clinics, hospitals, and so many other places.
Washing the Feet of the World
And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. (John 13:2-6)
The story of Jesus washing the feet of his twelve apostles has found special immediacy and poignancy in the example of Pope Francis, who washed the feet of two young women (one, a Serbian Muslim) at a youth prison in Rome on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013, setting an example for all of us.
The reverse side reads in German: Versteht Ihr, was ich euch getan habe? Ihr nennt mich Herrn und Meister. Ihr habt Recht. Wenn ich nun, der Herr und Meister, Euch die Fuesse gewascht habe, so sollt auch Ihr einander die Fuesse waschen. Denn ich habe Euch ein Beispiel gegeben.
Translation: Do you understand what I have done for you? You call me Lord and Master, and do so rightly. If I, your Lord and Master, now have washed your feet, so also should you wash one another’s feet. I have given you an example to follow.