In the Gospel of John we read a different account of the Lord’s Supper than is recorded in the other gospels. Nothing is mentioned in John concerning the bread and wine and nothing is mentioned in the other three gospels concerning washing the disciple’s feet after supper.
In the gospel of John, the text says Jesus “rose from supper and laid aside his garments and taking a towel, he girded himself. Then he poured water in a basin, and began to wash the disciples feet and to wipe them with the towel.”
If you have ever been a part of a foot washing you know how humbling it is to wash another’s feet. But it is nothing like the humbling of getting your own feet washed. It is almost best to just close your eyes.
It is not too difficult to wash the feet of those we know, we love and respect. It is totally different to do as Jesus did: he washed all the disciples feet including Judas Iscariot the one who betrayed him to death. To wash the feet of an enemy, or traitor, is Kingdom thinking and practice. This makes The Lord’s Supper a much more complete experience.
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” Jesus