Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day three)
“He…began to wash his disciples’ feet.” Jesus did not perform this act of service as an object lesson in order to show his disciples how to serve, though it surely did accomplish that. He did not do this in order to put them in a state of awe that their master would be so gracious as to stoop to such a lowly function, though it did strike them with wonder. But here’s why this event occurred the way it did: Jesus saw an opportunity to love them, and he took it. And then he told them: When you see a moment in which you can love one another, seize it.