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The Passover Meal
Before the feast of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come that he should leave this world and go to the Father.
Now, Jesus loved his own who were in the world and he loved them to the end.
And during the supper Jesus knew that Satan had already entered Judas Iscariot and that he was plotting to betray him.
Jesus rose up from the supper and laid his garments aside and put a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel that girded his waist.
When he came to Peter, Peter asked:
Lord are you planning to wash my feet?
Jesus answered him:
You do not understand what I am doing, but you will later.
Peter said to Jesus:
You will never wash my feet.
Jesus answered him:
If I do not wash your feet, then you have nothing to do with me.
Peter said to the Lord:
Then do not just wash my feet, but wash my head and my hands as well as my feet.
Jesus said to Peter:
He who is bathed does not need anything washed but his feet. But is clean completely, and you are clean.
But not all of you are clean.
So Jesus washed their feet and then put his garment back on and returned to the table and sat with them.
And then Jesus said to them:
Do you understand what I have just done to you?
You call me Lord and Teacher, and just as I have washed your feet you should also wash each others feet. I have given you an example of how you are to treat each other, just as I have done to you.
I want to tell you and important truth that you really need to understand. I tell you that a servant is not greater than his Lord, nor is the one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.
If you understand these things, then you are blessed when you do them.
I do not speak to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen.
But in order that scripture be fulfilled, He who eats my bread lifts up his heel against me.
I am telling you this before it happens so that when it does happen, you will believe that I am he.
The truth you really need to understand and pay attention to is that anyone who receives me also receives the one who sent me.