Daily reading: John 13:1-19
Holy Thursday April 13, 2017

Focus passage: So he got up from the table and took off his robes.  Picking up a linen towel, he tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he was wearing. John 13:4-5

Christ who taught us to serve one another, begins the evening by   bending down and tenderly cleaning off the dust from the road, washing and drying the feet of those that have been following him.

Christ seeks out, of empowers and supports even the wavering and often wrong disciples.

In the midst of a highly charged evening, when Jesus is sure that one will betray, one will deny and the others will scatter in fear, he still kneels down and washes.  

We are called even in the stress of our days, to follow the example of Christ; to seek out others, to serve one another and to do it with grace and love. 

Be open to these opportunities today.  When tasks pile up, or take over and become more important than others, or when others are disagreeing with you, remember to be faithful.  Remember to seek out moments to serve and show the love and grace of God.

Prayer:  God walk with me through this week of betrayal, denial, desertion and crucifixion.  In the noise and busy-ness of my day may I remember to stay grounded in your love. Amen.


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