The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God.
Jesus got up from the meal and wrapped a towel around His waist. He then poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel.
When He had finished washing their feet, He put on His clothes and returned to His place.
No, You shall never wash my feet.
Lord, are You going to wash my feet?
Peter, you do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.
Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.
Then, Lord, not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!
For He knew who was going to betray him, and that was why He said not every one was clean.
Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.
Do you understand what I have done for you? 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.