I re-learned something during the men's foot washing. Our lives are interwoven. Of the eight males there, three participated. I believe it was a positive experience for the three who washed feet. But I have been reflecting on this:
- The people who did not wash feet missed out of a growth opportunity
- The people who did wash feet missed out on their presence and a more dynamic experience
Why do people not realize this? When one family member does not do their chore, like take out the garbage, it affects the whole family, not just the person who skipped their work. Somebody else will have to get it done or the whole house will stink.
When one student does not do their homework in a group project, the whole group suffers. In fact, when an individual does not do their homework, (not a group project) that often results in being behind in their studies, which then slows down the whole class.
Our society has such an individualistic mindset, we can't see the affects we have on those around us. Quite often people don't even care. Yet, we are interwoven.