loving our neighbor as we love ourselves

You really learn a lot about a town and its people by cleaning its gas station and restaurant bathrooms.

Then again, you really learn a lot about yourself, too, and what it means to serve as Jesus served.

From the strangers we may never see but served today at the Waffle House and a whole line of gas stations, it's quite joyful and amazing to love your neighbor as you love yourself.

Or as one of my sons put it as we were scrubbing away in a gross restroom, "Dad, I'm not sure why, but I really feel good doing this kind of stuff. Like it just sort of makes sense."

Maybe because his quote tracks back another, "Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet." - Jesus, John 13:14

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