In the thirteenth chapter of his gospel, the apostle John records a ceremony that Christ performed and instituted on the very last night of His life. The footwashing ceremony is, at its root, an act of love, and who better to describe it than "the disciple whom Jesus loved." As we have so often been taught, washing another’s feet is an act of humility when we perform it as Christ instructs us. While it indeed should be done with a humble attitude, after a more intensive study of Christ’s instructions concerning it, we will find a deeper and more meaningful reason why it is so vital that we do it with a correct understanding. This deeper meaning will help us realize how important Christ’s example is to us today.