The Dimensions of Serving

 

Humble serving as an example by the washing of feet.

Humble serving as an example by the washing of feet.

John 13:1-17

The astonishing humility of Jesus illustrates the astonishing humility of God. It at the same time implies the elevation of the elect but with the correct focus: humble service and love in the face of trouble.  Jesus was about to go to an excruciating tortuous death and agonizing spiritual separation from God while He took on our sin, yet, he was solely focused on the spiritual growth and happiness of His disciples.  I find this amazing compared to how I feel I handle simple ordinary daily pressures.

Though we are not the Lord,  or many of us teachers, we are all subject to one another in loving service and our happiness is contingent on serving in this manner.

What is the equivalent of “feet-washing” serving today?  Please leave comments on how you think this same humility, love, and focus in the midst of other troubles can be put into practice today…

Now to the Full

To live unreservedly; taking the fullest measure of the present.  Is there any sense or reason to survive only on shallow breaths or to pause when there is no constraint?

If as a manner of living we hold back as if to conserve, then it begs the question of just what we are withholding – and why?  If we are waiting for an unknown sign, event, or feeling, how could it possibly be known if we do encounter it?

To reserve life for the future is to consign it to the past unlived. To wait for some phantom decree is as if recalling an echo.

To live we must mount every precipitous moment with greater claim than life itself presents it to us!