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Stott Displays Servanthood by Washing Muddy Shoes

Latin American theologian Rene Padilla remembers vividly one of his early encounters with John Stott.

On the previous night we had arrived in Bariloche, Argentina, in the middle of heavy rain. The street was muddy and, as a result, by the time we got to the room that had been assigned to us our shoes were covered with mud. In the morning, as I woke up, I heard the sound of a brush—John was busy, brushing my shoes. "John!," I exclaimed full of surprise, "What are you doing?"
"My dear René," he responded, "Jesus taught us to wash each other's feet. You do not need me to wash your feet, but I can brush your shoes."

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