Thoughts on the Way Home

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Being Purposefully Others-Centered

"Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself." John 13:3-4 (emphasis mine)

Among many other things this story illustrates a principle. Humble one-another service won't just fall on us automatically. We must purposefully gird ourselves with this mindset. Or, to say it another way, "all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another" (1 Peter 5:5 emphasis mine).