Humility lesson: The foot washing

The act of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet serves as a powerful lesson in humility. He exemplified the importance of serving and caring for one another, regardless of status, urging His followers to do the same.

Throughout His teachings, Jesus emphasized compassion and prepared His disciples for their mission to spread the Gospel worldwide after His departure from Earth.

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

John 13:15

In the previous verse Jesus explicitly states that He set an example for His disciples to follow, emphasizing the importance of humble service towards others.

Then, in John 13:16, He highlights the hierarchy of authority, illustrating that even as the one sent by the Father, He humbly served those around Him. This serves as a reflection of the Father’s ultimate authority and compassion towards humanity:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

John 13:16

Furthermore, in John 13:17, Jesus reinforces the notion that knowing and practicing these teachings brings true happiness. Embracing humility and serving others are fundamental aspects of living out Jesus’ message:

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

John 13:17

May we strive to embody the humility and service exemplified by Jesus, following His teachings and spreading His message of love and compassion to all.


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