Tumbling in the Sand
…Our faith is earthy.
Here we have the heart of our Christian practice together—
meal sharing and serving one another by washing each other’s feet.
You can’t get more earthy than that.
You can’t get more connected to the earth than through the taste of food
the smell of cooking
the sound of running water
the feel of the towel drying our feet.
It is a gift that we are given these practices—
these practices that seem so odd and yet so normal,
so connected to the every-day—
to remind us of the holy:
the holy in the everyday: in the water
and the wine
and the bread
and the dust
and the earth…