Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. He said that some of them are clean but not all of them, he is referring to the fact that he will be betrayed. He also points out that they call him teacher and yet he is washing their feet. He says that a servant is not greater than his master.
Is that supposed to be a master is not greater than his servant? To claim that the servant is not greater than the master is not profound right? Also, in the footnotes, it says bondservant instead of servant, which if I understand correctly basically means slave.
Before I move on, I would also like to say that it felt like I didn't really understand this section. It is quite possibly I missed something important here, if anyone thinks that is the case please speak up :)
One of You Will Betray Me
Jesus says that one of the disciples will betray him. Simon Peter asks Jesus who he is talking about. Jesus says that it is the person he will give his bread to. He then gives the bread to Judas. Satan goes into Judas as soon as he gets the bread and Jesus tells him to do whatever he will do quickly, and Judas leaves. The other disciples think he left to get some supplies as Judas keeps the money.
I'm guessing that what Jesus said to Simon Peter was not heard by the rest. It doesn't say that, but without that detail the whole exchange is pretty confusing.
A New Commandment
Jesus said that where he is going they will not be able to follow. He then gives them a new commandment, to love one another just as he has loved them. "People will know you are my disciples if you have love for one another."
This is great. I do know that there are a great number of Christians who make this the central focus of their Christianity. To them I say kudos.
Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial
Peter asks where Jesus is going and he says that Peter cannot follow him now, be he can later. Peter says that he will lay down his life for Jesus, and Jesus says Peter will deny him three times before the rooster crows.
This is interesting. Jesus says that he cannot follow him now, but he will be able to later. In the previous section I was wondering why the disciples couldn't follow him (it seemed to imply that they wouldn't go to heaven or something) but this says that actually they just can't go right now.