If you ever feel unworthy …

If you question whether or not God can love you …

If your guilt and shame ever overwhelm you …

If you wonder if God turns his face away …

Please remember

that Jesus washed the feet of Judas,

the dirty, filthy, betraying feet of the one who would turn him in.

Please remember

that Jesus gave the bread and the wine

his body, his blood,

to Peter,

the fearful, denying, hiding "friend,"

the one who confessed to a servant girl,

"I do not know the man."

Jesus washed the feet of Judas.

Jesus gave his body and blood to cover Peter's cowardly denial.

Jesus loved even them.

Jesus loves even you.

Jesus loves even me.