John 13:1-15 – Holy Thursday
Jesus had come to a complete awareness of who he is. And it seems that as a result of that knowledge, he very naturally picked up a towel and began to wash the feet of his disciples. This transition from the profound to the practical can be traced throughout the ministry of Jesus. In one symbolic act Jesus represents the whole of his saving ministry. He divests himself of his divine splendor; he performs the service of a slave – “he emptied himself.” Authentic Christianity always moves from the profound to the practical.