Ancient, Confession

My Feet Are Dirty – Origen

Jesus, my feet are dirty.

Come even as a slave to me, pour water into your bowl,

come and wash my feet.

In asking such a thing I know I am overbold,

but I dread what was threatened when you said to me,

“If I do not wash your feet I have no fellowship with you.”

Wash my feet then, because I long for your companionship.


– Origen 185–254AD