A Visit: Mary and John Remember the Choosing of the 12
Alexander, Andy, S.J.
Waldron, Maureen McCann
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Text from the first half of "A Visit: Mary & John Remember the Choosing of the 12"Ephesus, A.D. 67, at the home of John and Mary, with visitors and new converts, Linus and Agnes.John: It is so good of you to visit us, dear Linus and Agnes.Linus: It is a deep honor for us, beloved John and mother, Mary.Mary: Come and sit down and let me wash your feet.Agnes: Oh, Mary, please, don't bother for us.John: Dear friends, let her show you this graciousness.Linus: Thank you, dearest mother. As you know, we have recently been baptized and received the Holy Spirit. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who has brought us to you to ask you a few questions about your memories of Jesus. To be with his own mother and his beloved disciple, for even a brief time, would be such a special grace for us.Mary: You must know that we love to talk about Jesus. And, please trust and believe that whenever we are gathered together in his name, he is really with us. Thank you for letting me wash your feet. There, now you are at home in our home.John: What do you wish to ask us about Jesus?Linus: Well, we have been thinking about our discipleship and the mission Jesus gives us to wash each other's feet, as you have done for us, dear mother. So, naturally, we have asked ourselves what qualifications Jesus had for his own disciples while he walked this earth.