Reblog: Wash One Another’s Feet

Studies have shown that those with the fewest resources are often those who are the most generous, perhaps because when you are poor it is far easier to see your neighbour as yourself?
A timely post from A Pastor’s Thoughts on our beautiful Servant King. Freely we have received!

A Pastor's Thoughts

Sociologist Robert Wuthnow of Princeton University has explored how it is that people make everyday ethical decisions. Many people, he found, perform deeds of compassion, service, and mercy because at some point in their past someone acted with compassion toward them. He wrote, “The caring we receive may touch us so deeply that we feel especially gratified when we are able to pass it on to someone else.”

He tells the story of Jack Casey, who was employed as an emergency worker on an ambulance rescue squad. When Jack was a child, he had oral surgery. Five teeth were to be pulled under general anesthetic, and Jack was fearful. What he remembers most, though, was the operating room nurse who, sensing the boy’s terror, said, “Don’t worry, I’ll be right here beside you no matter what happens.” When Jack woke up after the surgery, she was true to her word…

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2 thoughts on “Reblog: Wash One Another’s Feet

  1. Jesus fills us up with his love and faithfulness and it compels us to share it with others. A filled heart is a heart that can overflow for others. I’m not surprised that those who do this well are those who remember someone being compassionate toward them. Being in need, which in a sense is being humbled, is a necessary part of the equation too. Humility breeds compassion. Love this, Sandy. I couldn’t stop to read the rest of his article, but I love the reminder!

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