Socktober

Good morning! 

I have spent several of my days in October in Oklahoma City due to my recent gionotomy. October 3rd, 4th, and 9th. I will return on the 31st to repeat the identical procedure on my right eye.

Every time I visit Dr. Sarkisian he has on a different pair of wild, colorful socks. I look forward to seeing what he is wearing on the 31st. It’s Halloween you know. 🙂

I picked up this fun pair of socks to bring to him as a gesture of my appreciation for his services. They seemed appropriate for Halloween and even had eyes on them. 🙂 It feels more like Socktober than October in his office! 🙂

Speaking of feet, this is the same man rhat knelt beside my chair, held my hand, and prayed with me prior to surgery. That was as good as washing my feet! 

I will have to return to his office four more times before my surgeries and post op checks are complete. I can’t wait to see what different socks his feet will be sporting on my upcoming visits.

References to feet are often used in the bible. As an act of serving others. There were no socks, just sandals. There were no cars or paved streets. People walked. Alot. Feet got dirty. Washing one’s feet is the ultimate servitude. And Jesus set the example. Jesus told his disciples no servant is greater than his master.

Feet were considered lowly and dirty, but not to Jesus. Many today still do not care for their feet to be messed with by others.

I’ve never offered to wash someone else’s feet, although I do love pedicures for my own feet. Other’s have given me gift certificates for them on several occasions. I guess you could say they have indirectly washed my feet.I enjoy being pampered. The massage chair,  the warm water, the lotion being massaged into my feet and calves, and the cherry on top, the fresh coat of pretty polish! You can occasionally find me offering up a foot massage myself as a gesture of caring. 

Let’s all remember to stay humble. Do for others. Never put ourselves above another in regard to our value. Wash someone else’s feet. Figuratively.  And be thankful for feet. They carry us to and fro. And be thankful for socks. 🙂 They cover our feet, offering warmth and cleanliness, and in the case of Dr. Sarkisian, a work of art and entertainment. Happy Socktober!

Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet.             13 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean,though not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.                                                       John 13:1-17

Love and laughter, 

Sandy

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