So today at Holy Thursday mass, we read about when Jesus washed the apostles feet. And He says that, after one has bathed, one need only wash his feet to be clean.
I wonder if one can draw parallels to how that works in the church:
The baptism is your bath than cleans you from head to toe. And then, after you have bathed, you need only wash your feet by way of confession - we do not need to bathe our entire body again, but only wash a part of ourselves clean as often as it is soiled.
Because of course we do not literally wash our feet before communion, that is what I keep envisioning. I don’t know exactly what the Church says on the matter. It may be a silly question, I suppose.