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What I’m Reading: The 20-Second Gift of Washing Your Hands

How washing your hands can turn into a meaningful spiritual practice.
by Katie Langston | March 30, 2020

Kara K. Root’s post on Duke’s Faith and Leadership site about praying the Lord’s Prayer while washing her hands was a revelation. Now, when I wash my hands for the umpteenth time in a day, instead of singing the ABC’s I pray as Jesus taught us. And this simple, mundane task is no longer a chore, but has become a Sabbath.

-Katie Langston, Director of Digital Strategy, Luther Seminary

From the post:

“Now I see that each time I wash my hands, I’m offered a chance to slow down and be present with God. I’m offered a moment in which to stand still and breathe and come back into myself.”

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