““Do you know what I have done to you?…For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” – John 13:12, 15
Jesus gives us an example of service, that we should not look to the position we hold, nor the great gifts and talents we have. No, we are called to follow Jesus’ example; a path of getting on our knees in service to the other. We have seen the humanity of Jesus’ disciples, their capacity to jostle for position, to argue over who is the greatest. Jesus settles the matter here, on his knees, doing the servant’s task of washing their feet.
It was an uncomfortable moment for them, knowing that they were the ones who should be washing Jesus’ feet. There are moments like this in our lives, when we are at a party and the hosts are serving, and one of the highly esteemed guests get up to give a hand in the serving. We know that we should have jumped up to help, but we sit there, letting ourselves be served.
Let us take a moment today and sit in the discomfort of letting our feet be washed by Jesus, and take up the resolution to follow his example, and look for those opportunities in our day to serve, and not to be served.
May God bless you.