Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15

“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
Jesus doesn’t ask us to be Christians. He models Christian living. Imitating Christ requires humility and charity. The washing of another’s feet usually was a slave's role. Though the host saw the gesture as a reflection of his own hospitality, the task was given to a subordinate. Jesus doesn't see himself as superior to anyone. He chooses to assign himself the task of washing his disciples’ feet. His lowly service is a clear sign of his limitless love, humility, and sacrifice. We're to internalize his word and follow his example by willingly submitting and sacrificing in the simplest actions of our everyday lives.
Humble Teacher, guide my actions of service and charity to reflect your unwavering sacrifice and love.

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