Jesus washed his disciple’s feet but Simon Peter was reluctant to having his feet washed… it was just too close up and personal. Would you have been reluctant? – Jesus said, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” It is uncomfortable needing someone to wash us – it’s undignifying! We only submit to it when we know we need cleaning and cannot clean ourselves. We can’t earn forgiveness; we need to be washed. Jesus said, ‘since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.’ (John 13:14-15 NIV)