Jesus, the Servant
| Instead of being
comforted by others in His most agonizing period of His life, just before
facing the ordeal of the cross, He took the towel and basin and rendered
the humble task that was usually performed only by servants.
Among the heavy burdens within the heart of our Lord was the problem among His disciples. There was evidence of greed, covetousness, and other evils in the heart of Judas. His heart proved to be fertile soil into which Satan sowed the seeds of disloyalty and betrayal that turned Judas into one of the most reprehensible persons of whom we read in the Bible.
The others were arguing about who was going to be the greatest among them once Jesus was gone. Jesus taught them that service was the mark of greatness. He demonstrated to them humble service. Service to others is a part of living a Christ-like life.