In his Easter message, Sir John Cardinal Ribat spoke of how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples during a meal.
Found in John 13:3-17, Simon Peter first refused to let Jesus wash his feet.
“And then Jesus said to him, ‘No, if I do not wash your feet then you are not part of me’,” said the Cardinal.
“At this time, Peter changed his mind and said ‘ok, you do not wash my feet but also myself as a whole. Wash me’. And he said ‘no, your feet is enough’.
“So an example to us is this, a leader is also a servant. He must be a servant for all. And Jesus was showing that.
“So he was God, he was Lord, he was King, but he did not let that stop him from serving his brothers and sisters.”
Cardinal Ribat said Jesus demonstrated his love for us by dying on the cross. This is the greatest gift of all.
“This is our faith, this is our hope, and this is what we are here to celebrate. We have to suffer serving our brothers and sisters and at the end, coming to the fullness of life.”