May I Wash Your Feet?

I just returned from the country of Haiti where I co-taught a graduate class in the Emmaus Biblical Seminary in Cape Haitian. The course had a unique title, Humility and Holiness in the Ministry.  Preparations for the course helped me better understand the relationship between the two: humility and holiness. I’d like to share some thoughts on that topic in this and some future blogs.

Humility is most beautifully demonstrated in the example of Jesus washing His disciple’s feet; including those of Peter and Judas. He already knew of a coming denial and betrayal, yet did not hesitate to wash their feet.  The recording of that act of humility in John 13.1-17 ends with the Master’s exhortation, I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Whatever we perceive as our ministry, it should include washing feet. Not only is the unselfish things to do, it guarantees His blessing. Washing another’s feet may be challenging but allowing someone else wash yours is most humbling.  Try it soon! What a different world we would live in if every follower of the Christ would perfect this simple art.