When I first came up with this topic, i was looking forward to understanding a little more on how Jesus loves us, and how that translates to our own love. I mean, growing up in the west, love is displayed by flowers, romance, and someone that understands you and would give the world for you.
And so people grow up longing for this kind of love, and when they’re disappointed by their lovers, they depart disillusioned and depressed.
There’s this amazing passage, John 13:1-16, which we normally don’t associate with love. And especially on how we are called to love.
It’s the passage about Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.
“so he [Jesus] got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”
And so we discover that love, or the kind of love that Jesus demonstrates, starts with humility.
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