Today, it seems like anything goes. Lying is ok if you’re trying not to hurt someone’s feelings. Cheating is ok as long as no one finds out. If you act out violently against someone, you might think he deserved it. You hit someone’s car while parking and blame the other driver for parking so poorly. It’s ok to cut corners in a building construction to get the job done faster and save money. The saleslady gives you back too much change but it’s ok because it’s her mistake. It’s ok to have sex outside marriage because everyone is doing it. You might look at the values of the Christian faith and decide it’s too restrictive. There seem to be too many ‘thou shalt nots.’ Isn’t Christianity repressive? Good question. We’ll take a closer look at this.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how humble would you say you are? You might be thinking it’s a trick question, because if you give yourself a good score, maybe you really aren’t as humble as you think you are! Jesus was a very different kind of leader. He modeled humility. He humbly and unconditionally served his followers in the most lowliest of human tasks – he washed their feet. There aren’t many leaders today who will concern themselves with menial tasks “beneath their level or position” in life. But you couldn’t spend time with Jesus without noticing some very distinctive character traits – like humility. People who encountered Jesus came away from the experience changed. This week we’ll look at what bigger purpose Jesus had in washing his disciples’ feet that would change our outlook on life.