Maundy Thursday: April 17
Scripture: John 13:1-17; 31b-35
The witness of Jesus—his life, what he taught, who he hung out with—is counterintuitive to how we understand power and privilege. But this, this countercultural way of life is the way of love and the mark of a true disciple:
I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34–35).
Even though the act of foot washing was directed to his own disciples, Jesus includes Judas. In doing so, we are shown that loving one another doesn’t just mean those who look and act like us. Following Jesus means there are no limitations on who receives our love and care.
What does it look like to offer love and care without limitation?