II Samuel 2:12-3:39 / John 13:1-30 / Psalm 119:1-16 / Proverbs 15:29-30
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”
It’s easy to get caught up in the “fast food”, American Idol culture we live in. It’s so easy to become “ME-centric” and preoccupied with self, living as if the world revolves around us. That is completely opposite to the way God calls us to live.
The greatest commandments are these: LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH and LOVE YOU NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF. As Christians, this is our calling. Jesus demonstrated this when He washed His disciples feet. He wanted to set a clear example that we should not only love others, we should put that love into action. We become what we practice and as we continue serving others, we break out of our “cocoons of self”.
“Just as the son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many”- Matthew 20:28