A sermon by Andrew Fleishman.
The gospel of Jesus is intentional and reciprocal. It is never a one-way transaction, it is deeply connected. Reciprocity is a vehicle by which creation is restored and a conduit where the love of Jesus is conveyed in most powerful ways. As I reflect on this I am reminded of the protestation that the apostles gave to Jesus when he bid them to come to him so that he might wash their feet. The Apostles responded exactly how I would have responded. Surely not!! No way Jesus, I’ll wash your feet but you should never wash mine. I mean, you are Jesus, surely you aren’t thinking clearly right now. And Jesus hit them and us with these revelatory and haunting words. “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”