Lead Like Jesus Anyway

Lead Like Jesus Anyway

Peter is famous for making declarations, offering God suggestions, even rebuking Jesus. His question in John 13:6 reveals his consternation. As Jesus rises and begins to wash His disciples’ feet, Peter finally breaks the silence, expressing the whole group’s confusion. What Jesus is doing is so counter-cultural, they cannot imagine it, let alone understand it or offer to do it themselves. Leading like Jesus will often put us at odds with those around us, who cannot begin to imagine voluntarily taking the position of a servant. Lead like Jesus, anyway.

After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”—John 13:5, 6

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for stepping outside of cultural and religious leadership expectations to serve Your followers at their point of need. May we follow in Your footsteps today, amen.