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Since I first became involved with Boy Scouts, I have tried to help with every Eagle Scout project in my troop.
It didn't occur to me that this could be a very important example to the boys until I was reading John 13:12-17. This is the story of Jesus washing the feet of the apostles.
After he had washed their feet,
he put his cloak back on and reclined at table once more.
He said to them:
“Do you understand what I just did for you?
You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’,
And fittingly enough, for that is what I am.
But if I washed your feet – I who am Teacher and Lord -
Then you must wash each other’s feet.
What I just did was to give you an example;
As I have done, so you must do.
I solemnly assure you,
No slave is greater than his master;
No messenger outranks the one who sent him.
Once you know all these things,
Blest will you be if you put them into practice.
So, the next time you help at an Eagle Scout project make sure you let the boy know that you are serving him just like Jesus served the apostles and that he is to serve others.
Copyright © 2009 Vincent Hale