“Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” (John 13:12–17, NIV 1984).
My Musings – We know (to perceive as fact or truth) these things, but do we truly understand them (to perceive the intended meaning). If so, we will do (to bring about) them. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34–35, NIV 1984). Again we see the word “know.” If we love each other, showing by doing that we perceived the intended meaning (as Christ loved us), then all men who see it will know we are His disciples.
My Advice – During this time of extreme hurt and need of our fellow man, we do love. It’s meant to be a verb, not a noun.