Contemplative Worship Team - April 6, 2023

Maundy Thursday

"The foot, psychologically speaking, is the most external part of us, the part of us that meets with life...where you touch the ground – i.e. external life – and react to this external life mechanically.... You must keep your feet washed. When Christ washed the feet of his disciples, it meant that his teaching, if understood and followed, cleansed the external man, the external woman, from the mud of False Personality. Try to bring the Work [of Inner Christianity] into your minds when you feel negative and see what it means for yourselves to 'wash the feet'.” -Maurice Nicoll "The term love is used in the Gospels in a special way. It is conscious love, conscious relation, not mechanical love, that is meant. That is clear enough. When a man begins to realize he cannot love as he is, then at least he is nearer truth. He is no longer a fool. He has at least got rid of some imagination, some part of False Personality, got rid of some make-up, and so is nearer the possibility of conscious love. What passes as love in mechanical life is chiefly imagination. What people call love is usually satisfied self-love. To love is to work. Love is work." -P.D. Ouspensky

Scripture References: John 13:1-10, Mark 14:22-25, John 13:12-17, John 13:33-35

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