Ways of Christ

Addition to chapters of the main text part 1.

Excerpts from John 13,3-15 :  Washing the feet.

3 Jesus knew, that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 So he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel round his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped round him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" 7 Jesus replied, "You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will understand. 8 "No", said Peter, "you shall never was my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me." 9 "Then, Lord", Simon Peter replied, "not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!" 10 Jesus answered, "Someone who has had a bath, needs only to wash his feet; his whole body (/being) is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you." 11For he knew who was going to betray him, that was why he said not every one was clean.
(...) 14 Now, that I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet".

Today one hardly finds "foot washing" as an external ritual; for instance Adventists may practise it before the Lord's Supper. But the external process is less important than the inner attitude, which is seldom understood fully.


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