Vertical Connection – February 16

The boss does not command; it serves.John 13: 4-5 “got up from supper, and took off his cloak, and taking a towel, he girded it on him. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded “ This verse recounts the sublime moment in which Jesus, close to the day of his death, while having dinner with his disciples, takes off his clothes, takes water and the necessary implements, bends down and with his own hands begins to wash the dirty feet of those who are there. The bible tells us that they looked at each other in amazement without understanding how their teacher, who should be being cared for by them, was the one who served them as any servant of that time did. Peter even refused, but Jesus explains to him that even if he does not understand it now, he will understand it later, and so he went on and washed the feet of his twelve disciples even of the one who would later betray him. John 13: 12-15 “So after he had washed their feet, he took his cloak, returned to the table, and said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, because I am. For if I, the Lord and the Master, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another’s feet. “ Jesus was teaching his disciples that being the leader, the greatest or the most important, did not mean stopping serving others, precisely leadership rested on working for others, taking their place, dedicating time to their needs and caring for them. Today the world sees the leader as the one who feels to be cared for, and we see in companies, schools and unfortunately in the church how leaders walk around like peacocks waiting for everyone to make their lives more comfortable, It seems that everyone must work so that the wishes, desires and even whims of this person come true and in a very short time. Everyone decides the leader they want to be, and thank God we also make the decision of the leader we want to follow.If you are currently in a position of authority, evaluate if you are following the example of Jesus, and if on the contrary you are the person who is under a leader, compare it with the attitude of our Master so that you can appreciate the values ​​that are really relevant. Probably like those disciples we do not understand this principle, but as Jesus promised; we will understand later. “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” John 13:17 Dilean CanasOnline Content ManagerThe following credit, by obligation, is required for use by other sources: This article was produced by Radio Cristiana CVCLAVOZ.

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