A servant's mind-set
Last updated 5/31/2007 at Noon
It must have been a confusing as well as a convicting moment for the disciples when Jesus removed his outer cloak and began washing their feet. (John 13:4-5). They had gathered to celebrate the Passover. Only moments after rebuking the disciples for arguing about who among them would be the greatest (Luke 22: 24-27), Jesus quietly stood up, removed his outer garment, wrapped a towel around his waist, filled a basin with water and began, one by one, to wash their feet.
This gesture must have shocked the disciples, because foot washing, though essential in their dusty environment, represente...