“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” — John 13:14
During the day of Jesus, it was common for a servant to wash people’s feet as they entered a home. And as we might imagine, this was an important practice of hospitality. Most people wore sandals as they walked roads covered in dust and dirt. Can you imagine how unpleasant it would be if the Q asked all Pax to remove his shoes at the COT and proceeded to wash everyone’s feet?
But here Jesus gives us a beautiful picture of His gospel—the good news of the kingdom of God. Washing his disciples’ feet shows God’s love for sinners in a way that mere words cannot express. This act of service gave the disciples a preview of the cross, when Jesus laid down his very life to wash our sins away.
But Jesus didn’t stop there. He also told his disciples to go and do the same for others.
We are called to communicate the gospel through a servant lifestyle, giving of ourselves so that others may experience life. When satan was tempting Jesus he said for Jesus to bow before him on the mountain top. Jesus said that “a house divided cannot stand.” We are called to be humble, to “wash the feet others” daily. We can’t become all God has created us to become if our “house” is divided.
We are entering the holiday season, let us focus this season on giving of self. Be all we can be for the circle most near us, and go out of our way for others.
Following up on Sargento’s challenge, this week let’s pray for T Square, Vanilla Ice, Emoji, Wichita, Sarlacc, Huckleberry, Panama, Top Hat