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Saturday, April 2, 2011

4/3/11 John 13:12-17

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Thoughts:  Jesus performed the lowly, humble service- washing feet, dying a slave's death as a sacrifice for us.  So we should not expect to live above others.  Some of the people who are most admired are the retired CEO who works on a Habitat House for someone who he has never met.  Or the nurse or teacher who goes the extra mile for someone who complains too much.  In the movie "Ghandi" Ghandi's wife did not want him to clean toilets, but he said it was good for him.  She thought it was detestable. 

Prayer:  Give me grace, O Lord, to be a servant.  Give me eyes to see. 

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