Through his actions primarily, but also through his words, Jesus demonstrates God’s humble love. The washing of the disciples’ feet in John’s Gospel is a prime example of such a demonstration by actions and then in words.
Jesus asks his disciples—and through them, us—to take care of others as he has taken care of them, and us. Their love for Jesus will naturally spill over into wanting to be like him in caring for others.
William A. Barry, SJ
William A. Barry, SJ, is a veteran spiritual director who is currently serving as tertian director for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus.
Books by William A. Barry, SJ
An Invitation to Love
A Personal Retreat on the Great Commandment
This book provides personal, adaptable retreat sessions/reflections focused on the concepts of love for God and neighbor—the great commandment.
Lenten Meditations 10-Pack
Growing in Friendship with God
Grounded in Scripture and inspired by Ignatian spirituality, Lenten Meditations: Growing in Friendship with God offers a fresh approach to deepening your friendship with God during Lent.