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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The night he was betrayed


Most Christens know about Judas Iscariot betraying Jesus, before His crucifixion. But, a short time before the passion on the cross. Jesus performed a subservient role of washing the feet of His disciples. The notion of this action must have been strange, to the point, where Peter questioned the action. Jesus responded with, “You call me Teacher and Lord, which is true. And, since I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet.

So, as it was then, so it is today. We are to practice washing the feet of others. Look around, there are plenty of hurting people longing for someone to wash and clean their feet. The globe is full of opportunity for the Righteous to take heed of this practice. Yet again, your focus is on you, not others.

As we prepare for the celebration of life, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I call for you to wash someone’s feet. Just as Jesus, adorn the servant role, teaching His Disciples, “How true it is that a servant is not greater than the master. Nor are messengers more important than the one who sends them.” Now, go and Love someone teaching them through your action of a servant not a master.

The Lenten Season


Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus had returned to this planet, restoring humanity from depravity? Yes. I can see it now. We won’t have mortgage payments, irrational politics, and media precepts to do the thinking for us. Children obeying their parents, no more desperate housewife or sex crazed (Mad Men) husbands or the need for Jews hating Arabs or white supremacy across the world. Yes, total peace!

Before all that is set in place. Some of us honor the Lenten Season. The times were Christianity embarks on the road of activities reflecting praise, thanksgiving, supplication, and repentance. We sacrifice something for forty days like no Facebook entries or no tweeting. Oh, we can’t have that, what would the product advertisers do if million of Christians stop update Facebook?

Liturgy time is time for service, a call of pulling away from a worldly activity for self. For prayer, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial, like what Christ did for us. Removing himself from deity to take on human form, to teach us how to live and love and to die for our sins.