I wrote a guest post for Bob Bevington’s blog, Red Like Blood (which is also the title of his most recent book). My post is called Back to School: Thoughts on Serving and Greatness. Here’s the opening:
Jesus washed His disciples’ feet to communicate a principle: Christian leaders are to be servants. They get under others to lift them up, not over others to get ego gratification. (See this sermon.)
You call me Teacher and Lord…If I then, your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done to you (John 13:13-15).
As a college professor I see many ways to apply this. But the principles Jesus taught extend to anyone who wishes to influence others for their eternal good.
Read the rest.