Jesus’ words are pretty straightforward. He is in Jerusalem, about to be crucified. He has spent the past two years working with the Jews and teaching his disciples. Some had accepted him, some had been interested in him, and some had rejected him. As he closes out his earthly ministry, he tells his listeners that those who have heard but chosen not to believe will be judged on the last day.
How many feet have you washed this week? What kind of an experience was it? Has anyone washed yours? By washing others’ feet you have been modeling Christ to them. This should not be a one-off, but a daily project, a way of life.
Develop a lifestyle of servanthood. You may find the following prayer helpful:
Lord God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to be a servant: Grant us grace that we might also be servants to those around us, that we might bring those who do not follow you into your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.