3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him.
6 When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”
8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”
Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.”
9 Simon Peter exclaimed, “Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!”
God SERVES you
16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us
from God our Father, who created all the lights in the
heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting
shadow. 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us
his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his
God GIFTS You
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has
given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think
you are better than you really are. Be honest in your
evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by
the faith God has given us.4 Just as our bodies have
many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so
it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one
body, and we all belong to each other.
6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for
doing certain things well. So if God has given you the
ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as
God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others,
serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If
your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it
is giving, give generously. If God has given you
leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.
And if you have a gift for showing kindness to
others, do it gladly.
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love
￼￼them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is
￼good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection,
and take delight in honoring each other.
12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe
again and sat down and asked,“Do you
understand what I was doing? 13 You call me
‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because
that’s what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and
Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to
wash each other’s feet. 15 I have given you an
example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 16 I
tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their
master. Nor is the messenger more important
than the one who sends the message. 17 Now
that you know these things, God will bless you
for doing them.
GO with the FLOW
25 But Jesus called them together and said, “You
know that the rulers in this world lord it over their
people, and officials flaunt their authority over those
under them. 26 But among you it will be different.
Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be
your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first
among you must become your slave. 28 For even the
Son of Man came not to be served but to serve
others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
LEGGO MY EGO!!!!