Lord Jesus, you gave a lesson in humility
when you washed your disciples’ feet.
Some churches include foot washing
with their celebration of communion.
When we tried it in our church,
I was surprised at how vulnerable
it made me feel. In our country
our feet are usually protected by shoes.
Being a servant is not our
usual aspiration for greatness.
Lord Jesus, help me to be humble
and follow you in service to others. Amen.
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.
After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.”
Hymn: Jesu, Jesu