Want a Bath?

16 Mar

Jesus washing Peter's feetIn the last story you told me Jesus was turning over tables.

Now you’re going to tell me a story about washing feet?

Was there dirt on those tables that spilled onto the people’s feet?

Maybe a dog got muddy paw prints on somebody’s feet.

Okay, I’ll listen to the story.


It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love.


I bet He gave them lots of extra treats.

I am listening.


The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus.


Is Judas Iscariot going to make Jesus do something special for him?

I bet he wants extra treats.


Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God.


God gives treats, doesn’t He?

I’m listening. I’m listening.


So Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.


I hope Jesus finished His dinner before He did that.


After that, Jesus poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him.


That sounds kind of like when you give me a bath person. Except that you wash more than my feet.


Jesus came to Simon Peter, who said to Him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

“No,” said Peter, “you will never wash my feet.”


I guess Peter didn’t like baths.


Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

“Then Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”


Oh, now I get it. Peter didn’t think he was getting enough of a bath. He wanted more.

Peter’s my kind of guy.


Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” For He knew who was going to betray Him, and that was why He said not every one was clean.


Couldn’t Jesus have just given that not clean guy a bath?


When Jesus had finished washing their feet, He put on His clothes and returned to His place. “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.


That should be easy. Once I’m all wet all I have to do is shake and somebody else’s feet will get washed.


Then Jesus said, “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.”


Sometimes that’s not true.

You think you’re greater than me, person, but I know different.


Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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10 responses to “Want a Bath?

  1. fredrieka

    March 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I hate bathes, yet mom says being born again is like a bath.. Bongo wish we were not so far away, you are a believer which we would not be unequally yoked

    • Bongo

      March 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Fredrieka, it would be great if we lived closer. I would take all your baths for you. I like anything with water. P.S. I’ll even wash your feet.

  2. marina kanavaki

    March 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Well, of course there are exceptions to a rule. In this case just one: you!!! 😉

    • Bongo

      March 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Marina, could you tell that to my person? She doesn’t believe me.

  3. eripanwkevin

    March 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I hate wash my feet….I mean I don’t like my mom washes my feet whenever we come home from a walk because in Japan, humans don’t wear shoes in the house which means dogs should clean our feet before enter the house….*sigh*
    Jesus is very tolerant to wash his disciples feet….especially Judas….

    • Bongo

      March 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Kevin, it would keep things a lot cleaner if people didn’t wear shoes in the house here – but they do. Jesus was trying to teach His disciples a lesson – that they should serve others. Even the people that aren’t always so nice.

  4. guineapigsqueak

    March 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Baths are terrible, all horrible and yucky and wet! Yet apparently some hoomans that our Mummy visits on a Sunday morning have had a major bath in front of effuryone. What, do they want effuryone to see how bedraggled they look after a bath? Apparently it symbolises God cleansing them of their sins, is that why the hoomans wash us, because whee’ve been naughty?
    The Pigs xx

    • Bongo

      March 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Pigs, I think only people are naughty. Us animals are always perfect. Well, maybe not the cats that are hanging out at my house. I’m not sure why you get a bath. I like anything with water so baths are good.

  5. FleaByte

    March 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I’m greater than a lot of people, but only in girth. And stench. Maybe my feet need a bath. Great story, Bongo.

    • Bongo

      March 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks FleaByte. I guess all of our feet could use a bath from time to time.


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