are now one by your common experience, that is you have both acknowledged that you are washed in the water of the Word.  You have not seen gratitude and friendship until you have done this.  That Christian will be your friend for LIFE!  He will defend you, do anything for you.  He will now stand by you in your hard times just like you stood by him.  Can you imagine a church full of such caring people, who refuse to repeat a single dirty word about a brother, who hurt when their brother hurts, who rally around every despairing, fault-ridden brother or sister with a word of love and hope? 

You may ask, "How do I find people whose feet need washing?  My answer to you is:
the same way you found them when you gossiped about them!  Now, whenever you hear anything negative about someone, merely ask, "Who are you talking about?  Name only, please!" Then go to that hurting person quickly with your mercy towel -- and start washing his feet.  Tell that person, "I care about you, Jesus cares about you, and I want to pray for you -- but I don't need to know any details.  I just want you to know I still love you - and if you are repentant before the Lord, I'm going to stand with you!"

Jesus said "if I then, as your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet ... If you know these things, happy are you if you DO them." (Jn. 13:14, 17)  Now that we "know these things" as Jesus said, we can DO THEM.  I ask you -- are you willing to DO THEM?  Are you ready to take up your towel of kindness in love?

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