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The soapy hands and feet of Jesus

Jesus told his disciples to wash one another’s feet…not one another’s cars.

Staff at Buckner Westminster Place, however, have different plans.

Each year, leadership at the Longview senior living community take a day to wash residents’ and team members’ cars as a sign of appreciation.

Those no longer driving get a tune-up on their walkers and scooters, and everyone enjoys a laughter-filled day of soapy smiles.

As Buckner, this is what we do. We serve. As Christians, this is what we do. We love.

But what makes washing feet, or cars, so powerful?

Washing feet tells a person they matter. It tells them they are seen, heard and wanted.

You probably won’t see any foot baths happening around a Buckner senior living community, but you will see a waiter going out of his way to make sure a resident gets her favorite ice cream, a maintenance team member polishing a resident’s walker, or a nurse dancing with one of her patients.

These small but mighty acts remind senior adult—a  population often forgotten by the fast-paced, youth-driven world—that they matter.

Whose feet will you wash today?

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