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One act of Humility where Good & Evil Live Side by Side By Dr. Patrick W. Bearup D.T.h. In the Arizona prison system, amid the alleged worst of the worst, I sat mesmerized as I witnessed an event I have only read about in texts dating back roughly two thousand years. One would not think that amid convicted murderers and worse, that there could be an example for humility that would shine like a ray of sunshine cresting the eastern horizon as dawn breaks. However, that is exactly what I found. Picture this: a prison recreation yard, a metal gazebo, a perforated metal picnic table upon which about six men, ranging in size from average to tattooed and scary big, sat happily fellow-shipping freely with no regard to race, politics, or any other divisive man made issue. Then, out of the blue, an average looking guy tells us a story of a vision or dream he experienced. It was a moving tale of servant hood and humility akin to a store I read countless time in the Gospel of John. Many in modern America do not really grasp the spiritual implications of the story found in the Gospel of John, chapter thirteen, verses four through fifteen. In John's depiction, we see Jesus humble Himself and wash the 'disciples' feet. Even the feet of Judas who was going to later betray him. Jesus then leaves us with a command to do as he has done. Growing up in the church, I have heard stories of "feet washing:, but have never witnessed it. However, on a mild Arizona afternoon, I watched as one man took the feet of another, in full view of guards and convicts alike, and washed his feet. All while giving glory and praise to the Lord Jesus that he serves. This event had a strange impact on me. First, I was extremely humbled and thought "could I receive this honor?" Second, could I perform this honor? Lastly, and most important, it caused me to look inside myself and reflect on the negative issues I've held onto. I took hold of those issues and went to work immediately on correcting them. Thus, allowing this one act by a humbly follower of Jesus, to teach me and change my life actions. Dr. Bearup received his doctorate of Theology from Calvary Christian College and Seminary

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One act of Humility where Good & Evil Live Side by Side By Dr. Patrick W. Bearup D.T.h. In the Arizona prison system, amid the alleged worst of the worst, I sat mesmerized as I witnessed an event I have only read about in texts dating back roughly two thousand years. One would not think that amid convicted murderers and worse, that there could be an example for humility that would shine like a ray of sunshine cresting the eastern horizon as dawn breaks. However, that is exactly what I found. Picture this: a prison recreation yard, a metal gazebo, a perforated metal picnic table upon which about six men, ranging in size from average to tattooed and scary big, sat happily fellow-shipping freely with no regard to race, politics, or any other divisive man made issue. Then, out of the blue, an average looking guy tells us a story of a vision or dream he experienced. It was a moving tale of servant hood and humility akin to a store I read countless time in the Gospel of John. Many in modern America do not really grasp the spiritual implications of the story found in the Gospel of John, chapter thirteen, verses four through fifteen. In John's depiction, we see Jesus humble Himself and wash the 'disciples' feet. Even the feet of Judas who was going to later betray him. Jesus then leaves us with a command to do as he has done. Growing up in the church, I have heard stories of "feet washing:, but have never witnessed it. However, on a mild Arizona afternoon, I watched as one man took the feet of another, in full view of guards and convicts alike, and washed his feet. All while giving glory and praise to the Lord Jesus that he serves. This event had a strange impact on me. First, I was extremely humbled and thought "could I receive this honor?" Second, could I perform this honor? Lastly, and most important, it caused me to look inside myself and reflect on the negative issues I've held onto. I took hold of those issues and went to work immediately on correcting them. Thus, allowing this one act by a humbly follower of Jesus, to teach me and change my life actions. Dr. Bearup received his doctorate of Theology from Calvary Christian College and Seminary
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