In the evening Mass tonight, priests around the world will wash the feet of twelve congregants, recalling how Christ washed the feet of His disciples at the Last Supper. I was thinking about this ritual this morning, and it gave me an idea: pedicures for Holy Thursday!
Why not consider offering pedicures or foot massages as a sort of corporal act of mercy and a little act of service today? The possibilities are virtually endless.
- A teenage girl might invite some of her unbelieving friends over for a pedicure party where she treats them all to some lovely polish, maybe in a themed color, such as Passion (as in, of the Christ) or Chapel of Love (Chapel, get it?), or you could paint the nails like Easter eggs!
- If you already volunteer at a nursing home or senior living community, you might like to offer pedicures and massages to the residents! My grandmother had never had a pedicure until her eighties, and she raved about it.
- You could treat members of your own family. Young readers, are you listening? Mom--and maybe Dad, too--would probably jump at the offer of a foot massage after a long day.