My New Favorite Outfit: Love

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Recently I was reading about Jesus' final evening with his disciples in John 13:1-38.  Jesus rose from supper began washing each of the disciples feet. Now, this is an act that is usually assigned to the servants of the house to do, not the savior of the world. Peter specifically had a hard time with the idea of Jesus doing this, but the meaning is deeper than just a simple washing of feet. I think it symbolically shows how with Jesus we are cleansed from the sin we have in our life.  He makes us new. 

I think there is another perspective we can take on this act as well. Prior to washing their feet Jesus knew Peter would later deny him and that Judas would sell him out for 30 pieces of silver....and he still showed himself as a servant to them by washing their feet, even though they would betray him. Too me this is one of the greatest examples of how we should treat others, not just the people we like.

It's so easy for me to take the easy way out and try to avoid those I'm not crazy about, but what good does that do? What if I chose to act kind and metaphorically "wash their feet."  Think of the good that could come from that, from choosing to love on them even when we don't think they deserve the world's standards anyway.  

We have such a great example in Jesus, just as he washed his disciples feet to symbolically show how their sin has been washed away, ours has too once we accept Jesus into our lives.  The old is gone and the new has come.  When we chose to "wash someone's feet" we can choose to forgive, to forget, to more on, and to love. There is tremendous power in that. It frees us from the hurt they might have caused and it shows God's unconditional love. 

I want to keep this as a reminder when things get tough with people. I want to work to not run from  hurt, pain and people I could call "difficult," but to look to them as Jesus looked at Peter and Judas. I hope his example encourages you to do the same.

I feel like winter has been making the idea of skirts just seem painful, but I don't want to see my dress clothes forgotten in my closet.  Other than the shoes, I've had all these pieces for at least a year. I feel like I can have a tendency to show my new things, as there are still links to buy them, but want you all to see I do wear the old too, and I think they should make an appearance on here too. Oh, and don't mind the Beagle hair on my blazer...that's really life.

Blazer: H&M similar
Blouse: Express same
Skirt: JCPsimilar
Necklace: Purple Peridot same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot and chloe + isabel same
Heels: Merona same

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  1. Love this classy look. That striped skirt is so bold and fun, and looks great with the cobalt blouse!

  2. What a great post! So well written, and a great reminder! Love the outfit too!
    Positively Stephanie

  3. Black and cobalt is such a chic pairing. I'm glad you are able to get your bare legs out despite the cold!
    Chic on the Cheap

  4. What a beautiful outfit and a beautiful message. Love, love, love.

  5. Great message!

    My dresses are neglected too right now. I wore one yesterday with tights and almost froze walking to my car!

  6. Ginny I know you do was a recent post about the book of John. I was reading the passage that went with that day's post. It was the one where Jesus knew his hour was near and he prayed to God for us. I read it 3 times and cried my eyes out. Here is Jesus, about to head to his crucifixion and he was praying to his Father for US! The magnitude of that- there are no words.

    Beautiful outfit- that skirt is so cool- looks great on you too.

  7. Gotta love a good striped pencil skirt, and this one is perfect on you!

  8. God bless you for speaking your faith out loud, I try never to miss your blog !

  9. Such a great pairing, I love the different stripes on the waist band.


    Would love for you to join TBT Fashion link up.

  10. It is so difficult for me to love some people, but I must remember that Jesus probably feels that way about me sometimes too(: Thanks for the reminder! I love black and cobalt together!! You always look amazing!! Susan

  11. Beautiful post title. And this outfit is so elegant and work-perfect. I have all the pieces in my closet to re-create it!

  12. Great outfit! I swear every year I'm going to wear skirts through the winter...and then I get cold. And don't. haha