To Serve | Maundy Thursday

A little Sunday Thought on a Thursday, as this Thursday is filled with stories. Stories that surprise, that heal and stories that splits. Here is one of them:

After teaching and healing by the temple for several days he gathered his friends together for the Easter meal. As they sat down to enjoy the feast he surprisingly took of his cape and filled a bucket with water. He knelt down beside the first one. He wanted to wash their feet. A dirty job usually deserved for the lowest low. What was their Master doing?!

As he continued to wash their feet he let them know – and feel – what love was. What love is. The water and the act of cleaning bound them together. He was not put here on earth to rule, but to serve. To give himself for others. To set us free.

Peter was the only one that dared to protest. He did not like to have his Master and Teacher kneeling down beside him with his bucket of water and towel in his belt ready to wash. No, Peter said, I can not let you do this. If I don’t do this we have nothing in common, Jesus answered, this act bind us together in compassion, in love and in faith.

Peter let Jesus wash his feet. Of course he did.

What would you have done?!

Washing feet (–> read John chapter 13 to learn more about Maundy Thursday)

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