In today's Gospel reading from the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, Jesus knows his death is imminent. Through His action of washing the feet of His disciples (which was uniquely a job of a slave), Jesus demonstrates a profound message of sacrificial love and humble service to others.
Our Lord leaves the apostles - and all of us - a commandment to be obedient in selfless service to one another in order to follow His path. He shows us that humble service to others is part of the road to salvation.
Love demands that we are humble, selfless, and giving.
If we are to follow Christ, we have an obligation to take care of the sick and the poor and to show mercy and forgiveness to one another. Jesus washes Judas' feet. What an indescribable expression of divine love and mercy!
Throughout Lent, many of us are attentive to our obligation for Christian service and charity. Yet, our Lord left us a model of love and humility to follow not only during Lent, but also as a way of life.