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Today’s Reading: John 13:35
So during the meal Jesus got up, removed his outer garment, and wrapped a towel around his waist. He put some water into a large bowl. Then he began washing his disciples’ feet and drying them with the towel he was wearing. They called Jesus Lord and Master, but in that moment, Jesus was providing a service corresponding to a slave.

The disciples were surprised at the attitude of Jesus, but never forget that lesson. It was a lesson in love, because love is demonstrated by actions, with generosity, with service to others.

Proof of the above is that Jesus, after washing their feet, said, “A new commandment I give you: Love one another as I have loved you, that you also love one another”.

Love is action, is dedication, is service to others, and can only be demonstrated and lived when we do not consider ourselves superior to others.

In teaching this principle to his disciples, Jesus said: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Now you know the truth, and if you practice it, you will be happy.

Ildefonso Torres