This is what is sometimes referred to as Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday. Historically, this is the day Jesus had his last supper with the disciples, and He washed the disciples' feet ...including the feet of Judas, who betrayed Him.
When you think about what Jesus did, how He served his disciples, His humility in doing that... wow. That to me that makes this Biblical narrative so relevant in our lives today.
Washing feet, in Jesus' day, was something a servant or a slave would do. Their feet were nasty, crusted with sand and dirt. It wasn't like they had roads like we did. This was a very humbling thing He did.
A lot of times, when I think I'm right about something or I'm entitled to a certain kind of treatment or respect, this pride kind of wells up and I just want to cross my arms and say, "Forget it. I'm not going to serve you." But Jesus just does everything differently.
So, what can we do today to humble ourselves? I am so challenged by this. What if the person who is on your last nerve right now, what if you could - figuratively - wash their feet today? Maybe you're not stooping down with a basin, but maybe there's another way you could humble yourself before them and serve them and love them doing things God's way.
It's so counterintuitive, but it's the thing that actually changes hearts. It really does. Jesus loved His disciples enough to show them that He came to serve them - and all of us - through His death on the Cross.
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many." - Matthew 20:28