Jesus’ kingdom is more than strange; it’s completely upside down! He says to turn the other cheek, love your enemies, and strive to be the least. On that fateful night of the last supper, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wrapped himself in a towel and washed his disciples’ feet. He even washed the feet of the man who would soon betray him. It’s human nature to balk at such humbleness, but Jesus’ command was clear. To follow Him is to follow His example and “wash” even your enemy’s “feet.”
Questions for further thought:
1. In what other ways is Jesus’ kingdom “upside down?” Why is this reverse of expectations important?
2. How have you acted recently with those who’ve wronged you or treated you badly?
Challenge: Begin with prayer. Pray for those you would rather not pray for. Pray for a different mindset and strength to be a light to all those around you. Don’t stop there, though. Let prayer lead to action, and love those around you with a startling love.
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