Does your love waver when you encounter bitter disappointments and injury from
others? As Jesus' hour of humiliation draws near he reveals to his disciples the supreme
humility which shaped the love he had for them. He stoops to perform a menial task
reserved for servants - the washing of smelly, dirty feet. In stooping to serve his
disciples Jesus knew he would be betrayed by one of them and that the rest would
abandon him through fear and disloyalty. Such knowledge could have easily led to
bitterness or hatred. Jesus met the injury of betrayal and disloyalty with the greatest
humility and supreme love.