Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet to Show the Importance of Baptism and Penance
“So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?” John 13:12 ASV
Illustration of Jesus, kneeling at his disciples’ feet, washing them over a basin. The disciples hands are open in a questioning gesture. Other disciples sit at the banquet table and watch the scene. Judas looms in the shadows in the background. Arched windows and drapery decorate the room.
KeywordsLast Supper, water, basin, baptism, banquet, Jesus, disciples, apostle, Passover, Jesus of Nazareth, apostles, humility, penance, washing feet, disciple, servant's heart, servanthood
Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1904) 197