THE Bishop of Brechin, Dr Nigel Peyton, was
among the many bishops in the UK to spend part of Maundy Thursday
cleaning the shoes of passers-by in a modern enactment of Jesus's
washing of the feet of his disciples. It was in the pedestrian area
of the city square in Dundee. He began with the boots of its famous
"resident", Desperate Dan.
"We did this for the first time last year," he said. "This act
of free shoe-cleaning has become a public prayer for all the people
in Dundee, reminding us that we are all able to serve each other in
a myriad of daily kindnesses."