31 Wednesday 04-01
BIBLE STUDY TEXT FOR SUNDAY 03-15
1 Now before the festival of the Passover,
Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.
Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him.
And during supper 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands,
and that he had come from God and was going to God,
4 got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.
5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet
and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
How do you understand this act of Jesus?
Is this just a ritual of cleansing, or something more?
In your prayers today, try to imagine Peter’s emotions as Jesus washed his feet,
and then pray from that humbled emotion.