Leadership Training


So he 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. John 13:4-5

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No more humble setting could have existed for the day that Jesus chose to teach His future leaders. They were seated barefoot around the low table (their sandals would have been piled up at the entrance) Dirty toes and soiled soles contrasted with their clean robes which they wore for the early Passover meal. Their feet were dirty because no one had stepped up – or rather bent down to wash them. Washing feet was a job usually left for the servants or for the family members deemed most suitable for such menial work.

Then Jesus rose quietly from the table, took off his seamless outer robe and taking a towel and a basin began his intensive training course. I don’t think that Jesus would  have called it leadership training, but rather servant-ship preparation. Where is that seminar offered today?

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