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The Holy Lent

Day 33 - Fifth Friday of the The Holy Lent

by Prince Mathew

Preface for Meditation:

And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciplesí feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. John 13:3-5

For Jesus to wash his disciples feet was an act of humbling himself in order to provide service. Jesus' example demonstrates his love, but also sets an example for the disciples to follow.

Like the disciples, if we want to follow the path of Jesus, it must be a path of humility, love, and service. The disciples were not to acquire power and lord it over people, but to use their positions of authority and power to serve and love others. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anotherís feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. John 13:15-17.

The ritual of foot washing is of course about more than feet, it is about living our life as followers of Christ. Being a Christian means loving God and loving one another. Following the example of Jesus, we can best love one another by humbling ourselves and offering generous acts of servant love. Love is an action, an action which requires, at times, for us to get dirty so others might get clean.

Bible Reading Passages:
Fifth Friday of The Holy Lent

Evening

Morning

  • Deuteronomy 27: 16-28: 8
  • II Kings 4: 32 -37
  • Hosea 6: 1-6
  • Acts16: 16 - 23
  • I Timothy 1: 1-20
  • St. Matthew 9: 18-31

Bible Verse of the Day:

He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." St. Mark 5:34

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