CARY – The washing of another’s feet carries a lot of significance in the Christian faith. The symbolism follows the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples right before the Last Supper, as he did the lowliest of work in an act of humility and, showing that he Christ did not come as King or conqueror, but as a suffering servant.
That symbolism was drawn upon this weekend at a Black Lives Matter protest when a group of woke white people humbled themselves and repented for their whiteness by washing the feet of the protest organizers.
“washing the feet of the organizers and asking for forgiveness.”
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— Jason Fuhrmann (@JasonFuhrmann3) June 7, 2020
In most contexts, this is a humble gesture. Within the context of #BLM, the protest themes, and the dominant trend of white guilt and privilege, it is becoming weird.
A movement ostensibly dedicated to eliminating racism seems to be sharpening the divisions of race with every confession and atonement they require of the woke white.