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The messages conveyed by "Jesus washes his disciples feet" and "The Good Samaritan".

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Jesus washes his disciple's feet: The main message of this passage is that Jesus wants us to serve others and atone of our sins; consequently we can live the full kingdom of life and always be respected by the poor and rich. The main decision and action in this story is when Jesus washed the feet of the man that was about to betray him and the disciples. Jesus chose to do this since he was giving them a visual symbol of his love. Washing the feet was normally done by the host or a servant. Since no one did this, Jesus degrades himself and did it; showing everyone 'the greatest must become the least'. This presents Jesus' teaching of greatness to his disciples and his kindness to one another. The main values and principles of this story is that we should serve others. If Jesus, who is Lord of all, would choose to lower himself to do the occupation of the least important servants by washing his friends' feet, then we should always be enthusiastic to assist others. ...read more.

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The foot washing act is helpful in clarifying the outcomes of the cross, since the cross event is not instantly obvious in its transferable effect, to offer ourselves in a modest service of God through assisting his people and to check in together on how we are doing at being humble servants of another as a church. Foot washing does something further than the bread and cup; it shifts the disciples from recipients to contestants in the continuing ministry of the body of Christ. The Good Samaritan: The main message of this passage is that a good person facilitates another in need, even if the person is an enemy or someone unbearable. Another message is, according to the Gospel every woman and man is a neighbour, despise of their race, ancestors or faiths and to love your neighbour as you would like to be loved. The main decision in this story is that the Samaritan chose to help the man who was injured. ...read more.

Conclusion

At the beginning of the story both of them got rejected by Peter stoping Jesus washing his feet and the wounded man getting discarded by the Levite and priest. The difference between these two passages is that they both have different morals. Both of these passages have a different setting John 13:1-17 is set in a church and Luke 10:25-37 is set on a rocky road to Jericho. The relevance that the Good Samaritan has on the contemporary world today is to show people no matter if you are big or small everyone helps out in situations, just like the Samaritan did. We can live our lives as the followers of Jesus by treating people the way you would like to be treated, the Samaritan did this when he saw the injured man and took great care of him; then Jesus rewarded him. Therefore if you treat people the way you would like to be treated then you will be loved by Jesus and good things will happen to you. ...read more.

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