In John chapter 13, Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. The disciples don’t understand the reason for this gesture, and in verses 12 through 16, Jesus responds to them. He says, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one that sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.”
The first time I read these verses, I really did not understand them. But after several readings of John it finally occurred to me the meaning of what Jesus was trying to show his disciples. This is yet another way that Christ is imploring all of us to love others as ourselves, using as an example his great love for us, a love so great that he was willing to come here to Earth and suffer such great torment in order to bring us his message of Salvation.
While interacting with Jesus when using a legal substance intermittently over a few years, I experienced the incredible love that Jesus has for all of us. I interacted with him as the consciousness of the Sun, and time after time he wrapped me in his radiant, infinite love and allowed me to feel a bliss and peace and tranquility that I had never felt before. I understood how it was that he could come here and face the fate that he did, because he loves us to a depth that is hard for human beings to understand.
This is the love that he wants us to emulate and to aspire to show others, the unfathomably deep love that he feels for us. He was showing his disciples to love others and serve others as he served all humanity by coming here to share his message of Salvation through spiritual purification, or repentance and forgiveness of sin. He wants us to try with all of our hearts to love each other as he loves us, and he performed this beautiful gesture of washing the feet of his disciples in order to show them, and us, just how much he wants us to live lives of love for, and service to, others. He greatly humbled himself to give us this example of his great love, in hopes that we will strive to attain the humility and mercy that he showed to us.
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