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How to Value Caring Work

September 12th, 2022 | 11 min read

By Leah Libresco Sargeant

Immediately before Jesus institutes the sacrament of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, he kneels before his disciples to wash their feet. Peter objects to being served by his Lord, finding it improper, but Jesus tells him that, “Unless I wash you, you will have no share with me” (John 13:8). Peter fervently acquiesces, and Jesus instructs all the disciples, “If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” (John 13:14)

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Leah Libresco Sargeant

Leah Libresco Sargeant is the author of Arriving at Amen and Building the Benedict Option.