Happy Easter everyone, I hope all had a blessed day!
This year for was kinda special for me, Hanna, our youth director asked if I would be interested in having my feet washed by the priest on Holy Thursday. They do things a little different at my new church. Usually the catechumens (new people becoming catholic) get their feet washed by the priest on Holy Thursday before they come into the church as new catholic parishoners for Easter. Here, they just ask new parishoners, long time servers, elderly or youth etc. if they would like to do it. Of course, I said I would like to do it, but I was already a nervous wreck beforehand worrying that I would startle and my feet would kick someone in the face or kick the holy water and spill it everywhere. My head was shaking, my eyes were giving me crazy eyes, my heart was racing, yeah I think I was pretty nervous! I was glad that my dad pushed me to the alter and back to where we were sitting because there would be no way that I could drive the chair with me being so nervous. Everything kicks in and I kind of freeze and then can't control my hands, arms and legs. Even though I was so nervous during the process, I am very happy that I've done this for Jesus. I hope to toil all of my weaknesses in my faith.
Now you ask, "why did Jesus wash the disciples feet?" It seems like such a humiliating task, yet it's also very personal and intimate, I mean he's not only washing it but he then kisses the foot as well! That Jesus performed this task as one of His last acts on Earth delivers an important message of how we are supposed to be as Christians. Are we willing to wash the feet of our neighbors? We are to serve our neighbors, even if it means we must do things we might not like to do. Even if the work is hard or dirty and even if we think its beneath us. We are no greater than Jesus!
My name is Cameron Broyles, I'm 16 years old and I started my blog 5 years ago when I was 11. I have paraplegic cerebral palsy and cannot communicate in a traditional fashion. I am home-schooled now but I used to go to main stream public school. My love of exploring first began with going on field trips to learn about history. I play power soccer and it's become my sport of choice! I am originally from Texas but now I live in Colorado and LOVE it! I love to travel and explore but the majority of times it is much more difficult than the average person. I want this blog to not only be my mouthpiece for my friends and family but also give some ideas and maybe light a spark for other people with disabilities to get out and explore life! I was first coerced into starting a blog from my mom and dad and I have to admit that sometimes it's not my favorite thing to do but what I love most about having a blog for these past 5 years is that it's a daily reminder of all my blessings from God and how grateful and thankful I am for everything I have in my life.