took off his outer clothing,
and wrapped a towel around his waist.
After that, he poured water into a basin
and began to wash his disciples' feet,
drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
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.
I tell you the truth,
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.”
- John 13: 4,5,12-17 NIV
“I don't know what your destiny will be,
but one thing I do know:
the only ones among you
who will be really happy
are those who have sought
and found how to serve.”
- Albert Schweitzer