Few situations stir panic like being trapped in a relationship. Some opt to flee– to get out of the relationship. Others fight, and tension becomes a way of life. A few, however, discover another treatment– forgiveness.
In Jesus’ day the task of washing feet was reserved for the lowest of the servants. But, in the Chapter 13 of John’s gospel, the one with the basin and towel is the king of the universe. What a passionate moment when Jesus silently washes the feet of all the disciples… even Judas. Jesus knows that, by morning, these men will bury their heads in shame. Remarkable. He forgave their sin before they even committed it. He offered mercy before they even sought it.