I have given you a model to follow

April 9, 2020 4:00 am

“So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’  and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” (JN 13: 12-15)

He didn’t ask—are they worthy or good enough, or do they deserve it? He did it because love is in giving fully, freely, creatively and joyfully. Love doesn’t check, or keep score; love wants to be spread and exposed. We receive a “model to follow,” and there is no better place to show this then your marriage. We are called to the same love.

“I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak