I remember reading a passage in the book Ben Israel: Odyssey Of A Modern Jew where the author, Art Katz, was picked up on a rainy day as he hitchhiked in Greece. The man invited Art into his car and listened to him pour out his heart. Art was an atheist disillusioned by life and in search of something different. When he ran out of words the man replied saying:
"You know, Art, what the world needs?Art replied that he had never heard anything more beautiful than that. I so agree with Art about the beautiful simplicity of this act. Yet if we focus in on the actual act, as some folks do, we will miss the greater message of this passage. In the same way that Christ served the disciples so also should we serve each other. It is a simple and beautiful message.
-- those who are willing to wash one another's feet."
Lord please show me the nasty and dirty feet that needs to be washed today.