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The Brimming Basin (John 13:1-17)

The basin was fuller

Than any of them knew.

There was the water, true,

But also humble love

That laved their dusty feet.

The Master chose to meet

Their need both higher and lower

Than clouded minds could see.

In later days,

When Paraclete was guide,

They too filled up

The bowl of servanthood,

Before they drank

The final bitter cup

He promised them.


Elton D. Higgs

(Feb. 14, 2010)

Photo: “water in bowl” by Beatnik Photos. CC License. 

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