when you washed your disciples’ feet,
did you wash Mary Magdalene’s feet?
Perhaps you didn’t.
You didn’t wash her feet
but she washed your feet.
She served you as your slave
because slaves would never do that.
You washed your disciples’ feet
because they were your disciples.
So Magdalene washed your feet,
were you her disciple?
What did she teach you?
Perhaps she revealed to you what love was like.
You are love
but thanks to her, you knew love more.
Perhaps you were her disciple
and she was your saint,
so you let her wash your feet.
You and Magdalene loved each other deeply.