What “should” is right?
Please read John 13:12-17
Vs. 12 “When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked 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. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
In what was one of Jesus’s last acts on earth alone with His disciples He teaches us the “what”?
“Love one another”, meet the needs of others, help others and help heal others! He became a servant and told us to serve others as well.
Jesus was the ultimate un-should-er! Born in lowly conditions yet a king, born from a virgin in a country where that meant certain death, hanging out with all the wrong people and saying all the wrong things! Wasn’t He supposed to come with a sword and conquer the whole world?
And yet He didn’t should people except for the “teachers of the law” why is that?
Remember this if you have should-ers in your life- guilt and shame is sure to follow. That was the main purpose of the “teachers of the law” and an entire people felt unworthy and never acceptable to God because of them.
Here is a secret- If Christ is in you, you are as good as you will ever get!
Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed. Take several deep breaths and with each exhale relax a bit more. When you are feeling a bit more relaxed focus on these words as you:
Breathe in and say:
“Lord let me”
Breathe out and say:
“Serve like Christ”
Practice this until you sense a change in the way you relate to others. No longer should-ing but instead Loving, Caring and Serving.