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 Post subject: Pay It Forward
PostPosted: June 5th, 2009, 12:24 am 
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Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward is a movie about a 12-year-old's plan to make a difference in the world. Motivated by a teacher at his school, Trevor invites a homeless man to sleep in his garage. Unaware of this arrangement, his mother awakens one evening to find the man working on her truck. Hold­ing him at gunpoint, she asks him to explain himself. He shows her that he has successfully repaired her truck and tells her about Trevor's kindness. He says, "I'm just paying it forward."

I think this is what Jesus had in mind in one of His last conversations with His disciples. He wanted to show them the full extent of His love. So before their last meal together, He took off His outer garment, wrapped a towel around His waist, and began to wash His disciples' feet. This was shocking because only slaves washed feet. It was an act of servanthood and a symbol that pointed to Jesus' sacrifice, passion, and humiliation on the cross. His request to His disciples was: "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet" (John 13:14). They were to "pay it forward."

Imagine how different our world would look if we gave the kind of love to others that God has given us through:


—Marvin Williams
Christ's example teaches us That we should follow Him each day,
Meeting one another's needs, Though humble service be the way.

To know love, open your heart to Jesus. To show love, open your heart to others.

—John 13:15
I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

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