1. Church: Imperfect People in a Perfect Relationship
Jesus asked us to follow his example, but is it possible for imperfect people like us? L.T. Jeyachandran describes the church as imperfect people in a perfect relationship! He writes:
“It is the love within the Trinity (John 17:24) that overflows into the world (John 3:16). In the same way, the love of the community of Christian believers should overflow to a lost and hurting world. Love for the saved precedes love for the lost…
1.2 Closest We Get to Perfection
Sacrificial love for one another is the closest we can get to perfection.
2. Washing Each Others Feet
The acted parable of John 13 portrays imperfect people in relationships that reflect the mutual sharing of the Trinity. Jesus washes his disciples’ feet and says, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15). Jesus’s disciples are to wash either others’ feet (admitting that we each have dirty feet)… As I wash your feet and you wash mine, the world comes to see us as two imperfect people in a perfect relationship!” (John 13:34-35). We explored this theme in this article.