November 20, 2022
Gosple – 5/7/20 – John 13:16-20
When Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master
nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him.
If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.
I am not speaking of all of you.
I know those whom I have chosen.
But so that the Scripture might be fulfilled,
The one who ate my food has raised his heel against me.
From now on I am telling you before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe that I AM.
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send
receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”
Today, Jesus gives us the perfect example of a servant leader. With all humility, he strips to the waist and bathes the feet of his servants – the Apostles. He says, also, that we never should think ourselves better than our “masters”, or leaders, when they show this vulnerable leadership.
And he gives his warning that he will be betrayed – I believe – due to this misunderstanding of the true strength of Jesus as leader.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…