On Maundy Thursday, a special event was held at A Church of Love where Pastor Gregory and his wife, Kim Dang, the founders of AUHS, minister. Pastor Gregory preached from Genesis 18, where God and two angels came to Abraham’s tent, and Abraham provided food, shade, and water for washing their feet. In the same way volunteers from AUHS, under the auspices of A Church of Love and the AUHS Foundation, provided shade, a meal, and washed the feet of the homeless and others in need. They also provided socks and health resources — no mention that Abraham did that.
It was also on Maundy Thursday that the Last Supper was held, and Jesus washed the feet of His disciples as an example for them to follow, which made this an extremely fitting day to serve our brothers and sisters.
My partner, Dr. Schloss, and I set up two basins, one for washing and another for rinsing, in front of a chair set up under a tent. We decided to take turns washing and drying. Dr. Schloss washed first, and I dried. As I prepared to wash the feet of the next person, a handsome young African American man, I asked him his name. To my surprise he was Emmanuel, “God with us.”