How are you being called to serve the world?
“If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
Right when you expect John’s gospel to tell the story of the Eucharist at the Last Supper…he instead replaces that account with telling how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.
John’s gospel was written years after the other gospels when the Christian community had more time to digest the full meaning of the Eucharist.
It is about more than “me and Jesus.” It is about you, me, God and everyone and everything. It is about Christ feeding us so that we can become Christ to others and all creation.
The word “Eucharist” comes from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving” or being grateful. So when we receive this food…we are then meant to become thanksgiving to others.
We are meant to become Christ’s love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion to others and all creation through service. Jesus calls us to follow his example.
The entire body of Christ needs each of us so that God’s kingdom can come and God’s will can be done on earth as it is in heaven.
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Remember…God loves you!