If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. [John 13v14]
Do you have any older relatives that delight in reminding you how little you once were? I have an uncle who always, and yes this is weird, says, “Man, I used to change your diapers!”
“Yes, you did,” I say. “But that was a long time ago.”
Even if you don’t share my weird uncle, maybe you have someone else in your life who seems to delight in belittling you.
One of the most impressive aspects of Jesus is His humility.
As the Man who, more than anyone else, could have walked with a swagger or rolled first class, the Lord was the very model of humility. And the washing of the disciple’s feet was a great example of that.
As his followers, who have the security of knowing that our place in the eternal Kingdom is secure, Jesus challenges us not to swagger or to belittle, but to serve others with humility.
Maybe, in this Lenten season, you long to feel closer to Christ. To have a renewal in your faith. Christ-likeness is found, not in being served, but in serving Others.