Readings of the day:
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18
Christ, the Teacher and Master in his divine form gave us his disciples an example to follow. An example in humility! He loved his disciples to the extent he bow low to wash their feet, not stopping at that, he was crucified for our sake too. What love is this! Peter had to refused this for he knows the meaning, but Christ brought a new light to his deeds–A light of what humility demands.
True humility, true humility stems from love, the love of Christ in totality, which would make us see our fellow men as our other half, willing to help them always as the needs demand, and the end of it is good in itself. Humility is never something degrading or a state of dejection.
If our Lord could bend his head to do such, how much more ourselves?
May we then move close to Christ to wash our feet first, to wash away our wretchedness, so we can able to wash the feet of others around us whenever the need arises.
The fruit of humility is joy, for it always bring with it calmness and peace to the soul.
May God help us to be humble!
Peace and Love of Christ!