Lent Day 44 – Peace, Love, and Washing Feet

In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we've loved one another.

— Daphne Rose Kingma —


A little over two thousand years ago, on this day (Maundy Thursday), Jesus gathered His disciples and prepared them for what would happen over the next few days.

Can you imagine what He must have felt like knowing He was going to be crucified in less than 24 hours on what we now call Good Friday?

I don’t know about you, but I would have been scared stiff.

He wasn’t.

I believe he demonstrated the most remarkable example of servant leadership known to humanity…he washed His disciples’ feet and talked with them about the importance of loving one another.

John 13:12-14, “1When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. ‘Do you understand what I have done for you?’ he asked them.You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”


John 13:34, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”


In His darkest hours, Jesus found peace in serving and loving others.


Have you ever tried getting out of yourself and “washing someone’s feet” when feeling anxious and worried?

Said differently, when anxious and worried, have you ever tried getting out of yourself by loving and serving another?

Note to self…

Ultimately, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as how we’ve loved one another.


Journal your thoughts:

What am I grateful for today?

In what way(s) will I bring light to the world today?

What will I deny myself to draw closer to God and gain more peace in my life today?


God, I offer myself to Thee—To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always! Amen. (Third Step Prayer – Chapter 5, pg.63, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)



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