He poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped round him.
What a striking object lesson in humility we get in this wonderful action parable! Their Master didnt wash his disciples feet before the meal, as was the normal custom, but during supper. Why did he wait? Was it perhaps to allow time for one of them to take the initiative and show that they had learned something from his many lessons in humility? It would appear they hadnt!
But WE can; I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. (v15) A wonderful example for us to follow!
Daily Reading: Acts 1