“The Washing”

“When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garment and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand why I have done to you?” You call me teacher and Lord, and you are right, for I am so. If I then, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

This passage begins by showing the divine nature of love. The washing of the disciples feet shows that Jesus himself is love. It teaches all of us to demonstrate love in the same way.

When we look at Christ’s actions in this passage, we see the beauty of freedom in serving others. Putting others first in our lives is a beautiful thing to do. It is so because Christ’s demonstration of love here exceed any service a person can render to others.

Philippians 2:6-7 informs us that Christ made himself into a servant and assumed the very nature of God. Jesus was able to serve others because he knew God loves us beyond measure. Let us love one another in the same fashion.

Memory verse: Philippians 2:6

“The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your own room here on earth.” Mohammed Ali