So, I walked my dog Baxter first thing on Thursday morning as I always do. When we came back in the house I realized that his paws were really muddy. Not just wipe-with-a-paper-towel muddy -- they were rinse-in-a-bowl-of-water muddy.
So I got a bowl of water.
Baxter did not like the idea. He was hard to pin down. (See how gross that water is?)
But gradually he gave in. And then I realized ... it is Holy Thursday and I'm washing feet! Baxter is letting me be his servant!
I hummed the "Servant Song" as we washed.
"Will you let me be your servant?
Let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant, too"
He did not enjoy my singing, but he did stay still. I did all four paws. He was clean enough to jump on the furniture ... which he promptly did.
Later, he hopped up into my lap and snuggled me.
I let him be my servant, too.