For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.
~ Matthew 20:28, NLT
We talked about this very idea tonight with the kids. How much more are we called to serve others when the savior of the world came to serve us? For many, including myself, this is not an easy concept to understand. Too many times in our society the label “Christian” is seen as a crazy lunatic or well off person making money off the weak.
We need to drop this facade that Christians are better than anyone else. Christ took the lowliest position at the last supper and washed the feet of his disciples. This job was reserved for those lower than slaves. By demonstrating to the twelve his servitude, we all learn from Christ we are to have servant hearts for others.
Thursday night mass we will take part in the foot washing ceremony. This is a very profound and moving act of oneself. I know I feel like proud to wash the feet of my family—to make myself the least of them to serve their needs. I encourage others to partake in this wonderful Holy Thursday ceremony before we head into Good Friday.