Thursday, March 28, 2013

Love one another

“He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.”

Are you kidding? Imagine any world leader doing this today.

The humility of Christ is what stuns us. The King of Kings chose the servant’s role.

But it was practical. Dusty, muddy and manure-strewn roads made sandaled feet a mealtime buzzkill. The first-century household slave would always get the foot-washing task as it was one of the most demeaning and filthy tasks in their culture.

Now hear the teaching of Christ:

A new commandment I give to you —

Love one another.

As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Begin by speaking it to one person today. Have them in turn speak it to another, who will speak it to the next, and so on.