TORN – Day 38 – Holy Thursday, 4/14/22
“He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” (John 13:5)
Today’s Scripture reading is John 13.
We live our lives out of one of two basins: the basin of Pilate or the basin of Jesus. The basin of Pilate is one of indifference. Rather than ask for God’s grace, he asked for a bowl. Rather than listen to the voice of Jesus, he listened to the voice of the crowd. Where did Pilate go wrong? Not so much in the evil he did, but in the kindness he withheld. How often do I live my life out of this basin?
The basin of Jesus is one of servanthood. Jesus knew who he was and whose he is. Torn from his friends by betrayal, he still serves them. Jesus washed their feet so that hours later, when they hung their heads in shame, they would see their feet and remember the grace of splashing water. In today’s reflection, think of a few ways you can serve someone this week.
Prayer: “Lord, I know who I am in you. Help me to lay aside all pride so I can serve…”