Jesus' last meal: What does the last supper teach Christians?

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A woman walks pass by a satirical wall mural depicting the last supper of Jesus Christ in central Sao Paulo June 10, 2014. 

Last supper is one of the most significant happenings in the human life of Jesus. His last meal teaches Christians a few remarkable lessons in life.

1. Love your enemies

Even though Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, He still washed his feet. It was a perfect example of unconditional love. It was also His own example of His new commandment.

"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." (Matthew 5:44)

2. Do not point fingers

When Jesus revealed that one of His disciples would betray Him, all of them asked, "Is it I?" Christians must learn not to point fingers unto others. Before looking at other people's faults, one must examine himself if he is truly blameless.

"And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?" (Matthew 26:22)

3. Follow the Lord's way

Jesus said that there is no other way to the Father than through Him. There is no other way to live than through His example. There is no other truth in this world than what He is and what He has done.

"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

4. Trust in God's peace

Jesus gave the gift of peace to His disciples. He said that the peace of heart and mind can only be found in Him. There is no reason to be worried because it will not add anything into someone's life.

"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27)

5. Jesus is the only way to salvation

Jesus washed the dirty feet of His disciples. This remarkable gesture shows that Jesus loved His people; and He was willing to humble himself just to cleanse and save them from sins.

Peter refused to be washed by Jesus and said, "'Lord, are you going to wash my feet?' Jesus replied, 'Unless I wash you, you won't belong to me.'" (John 13:6-8)

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