I don’t really want to make this a huge blog posting but I just had to note a bit of cognative dissonance that I felt a couple of weeks back. I had just heard about a number or court cases in which teens were being prosecuted for sending nude pictures of themselves to other teens. They were ultimately being prosecuted for child pornography (that’s a whole other interesting bag of logic that I won’t unpack now). This also happened to be around Easter and Maundy Thursday where we had a footwashing service. In the past when I’ve done footwashing with high school youth I will ususally have some who can’t bring themselves to participate because they don’t want people to touch, or in some cases, even see their feet. In many ways, footwashing was too intimate of an experience for them. How is it that feet have become the most private part of our body and everything else is on display?