In this episode, [JESUS] 2. Footwashing and Beauty, we look at the foot-washing in John 13. Paul draws our attention to a number of details in the story, including Jesus’ silence:
“When Jesus leaves space through either silence or questions, it leaves room for others to emerge. I think as a leader, one of my great struggles is always filling space – with ideas, with words. It has really convicted me as I compare myself to Jesus’ care for people.
"I think as a leader, one of my great struggles is always filling space—with ideas, with words."
“Perhaps it's an odd thing to think of leaving space as care for people, but when I don’t fill all the space in the room with either my words or my explanation, I leave room for you to be yourself. I think it’s very much related to the work of the Spirit. Jesus is in step with the Spirit, so he doesn’t have to explain everything that he’s doing.”
Special thanks to Ian Nagata for use of his original music and to Jon Hori and Liz Voboril for adding their perspectives to this conversation.