Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The patient in bed # 71

Among Christians it is traditional to re-enact during Holy Week the foot-washing done by Jesus for his disciples on the night before his death.  In the village of Mapuordit, South Sudan, the local young adults have started the practice of  washing and massaging with lotion the feet of the patients at the local hospital. Here Sr Philippa, who accompanies the young adults, tends to the weary feet of the patient in bed #71. Such acts of service communicate respect and great tenderness and the hope for healing.

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