AS JESUS AND THE DISCIPLES gather for their last meal, Jesus takes a towel and water to clean the disciples’ feet. He places himself in a posture of service to the disciples as he performs work usually assigned to slaves. Peter protests, but Jesus says, “I am doing this as an example of how you should treat one another” (John 13:15, AP). Paul says we now have the mindset to live such humble acts in service to one another.
—Max O. Vincent
Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent
From page 64 of Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent by Max O. Vincent. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
When were you last in a posture of service? Share your thoughts.
For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
—John 13:15, NRSV
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