Jesus 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…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. (John 13: 4, 12-15, NLT)
What does it mean to be a servant?
This past week there was considerable news coverage of University of Kentucky’s basketball team–both on and off the court. It was the off court activity that caught my attention:
Powerful words, powerful action. Acts of service change us and others.
Not long ago an author friend asked this question on her Facebook page: What do you think store chains could do to improve customer satisfaction? (Great question Cynthia Heron!) My response? Bring back customer service. It’s a lost and dying commodity.
Service. What does it mean to be a servant?
I read that the biblical definition of being a servant is to bring glory to God by willingly meeting the needs of others.
How will you do that today?
It’s more than washing feet.