Priests, ministers, counselors, teachers, nurses, doctors, hospice workers, and so many others are called to serve others professionally. This plaque is then a wonderful ordination gift as well as a most appropriate gift for all who minister to the mentally ill, the spiritually bereft, those specially challenged, those suffering, and those on the point of death. This plaque is also a great gift for all of our idealistic young men and women who strive to “make a difference” by serving others and “washing the feet of the world.”
A Solid Bronze Plaque for Honoring Service of Professionals
Measuring 8.6 inches high and 6.9 inches wide, this solid bronze plaque has a notch on the back to ensure easy hanging on any wall, especially at home, or at the office amid all the professional degrees and certifications. This solid bronze plaque – conceived and executed by a master bronze-smith of world renown in Germany – acknowledges the selfless generosity and dedication of all who serve in so many ways in so many places: in schools, churches, schools, clinics, hospices and hospitals, and in so many other places as well.
A Plaque Just for Priests or for All Who “Wash the Feet of the World”?
Jesus washes the feet of a protesting Peter and of his other Apostles (John 13:1-17). This story has unexpectedly found immediacy and relevance in the example of the “Servant of the Servants of God,” Pope Francis. On Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013, at a youth prison in Rome, Pope Francis washed (and kissed!) the feet of two young women, one a Serbian Muslim. Not a few Catholics will argue that this Holy Thursday rite is intended exclusively as a literal re-enactment: Jesus washed the feet of his twelve Apostles (all men) at the Last Supper as part of their ordination to the priesthood. This rite then should be limited exclusively to men. Is this what Jesus intended? Or did Jesus intend that all of us, ordained and lay, male and female, poor and rich, go out to “wash the feet of the entire world”? How each of us answers these questions determines to whom we will give this beautiful “Washing of the Feet” plaque!