In the time of Jesus, people wore sandals and walked on dusty roads. When they ate
together, it was super important to clean their feet first because they didn’t sit on chairs.
They ate their meals while lying down on low tables, so everyone could see each other’s

During a special supper, which would be the last meal with His closest followers, just before
He was arrested and sentenced to die on the cross, Jesus did something surprising. Instead
of letting someone else wash His followers’ feet, which was a job usually done by servants,
Jesus did it Himself. Imagine if a really important person like a king or a president washed
the feet of their helpers or followers today — it would be pretty shocking, right?

When Jesus washed his followers’ feet, He said, “I have given you an example, that you
should do as I have done for you.” He was teaching them, and us, a very important lesson
about helping and caring for others with love and humility. Being humble means not thinking
we’re better than anyone else.

None of us are “too good” to humbly serve others. When we neglect to do this or refuse to
forgive, we displease Jesus and lose the blessing of obedience, knowing we’ve done the
right thing.

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