Message from June 9, 2019

The reflection was based on the story of Jesus washing the disciples feet (John 13).  Jesus was responding to the tendency of his disciples to argue which of them was the greatest.  The subservient act of washing his disciples feet is exemplified in 2 Corinthians 8:9 “For you know the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for our sake he became poor, so that you, through his poverty might become rich.”  Jesus was the Servant-King and admonishes us to “do likewise”.  Service, a loving and humble attitude and a willingness to get one’s “hands dirty” are to be the distinguishing marks of the true disciple.  In our modern world, this translates into befriending individuals that we might naturally not like, opening our homes in hospitality, pitching in to help with dirty jobs, sacrificing on behalf of others etc.  When we do this, we do it “as unto the Lord”. The feet of his disciples was the scriptural reference for today’s message.

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