So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.”
Lord, You have washed us clean in Your blood. In the waters of baptism You made me Your sister, Your daughter. How can I wrap my mind around that reality? Then You died for me to give me eternal life with You. How can I wrap my mind around that reality? Your love is beyond imagination, beyond comprehension. How very blessed I am. It pains me Lord to remember all that You suffered for me. Help me to remember Your suffering so that I can avoid and detest my sinfulness because You carried it to Calvary.