Good Morning March 26

The world is not perfect. How’s that for a news flash restating the obvious. There is nothing in a world filled with imperfect people that can be called perfect. But it was into this imperfect world that our Lord came. It is He that, on a fearful and foreboding Thursday evening, knelt before a half believing, half doubting group of followers, and washed their dirty, smelly feet. Jesus knew the crud that exists in this world, and that which was still in the men before Him. He knew the crud (otherwise called sin) that each of them would face in the coming years all ending with martyrdom. And yet He said to them, “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”(John 13:13-15) The world is imperfect. The people in the world are imperfect, but we are called to meet those people, and that world with the grace and sacrificial love our Lord has shown us. We cannot change the situations of life in which we find ourselves, but perhaps the love of Christ through us can, just as it did eleven of the twelve men in that Jerusalem dining room 20 centuries ago.