For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
“Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and sit down to eat’?
Then He *poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.