Where individuals sat at an ancient Jewish table for a meal mattered. The seating arrangement was highly important.
Jesus knew who was going to betray him, Judas, and yet he gave Judas the seat to his left! This was the seat reserved by the host for the person designated as most honored guest!
How does Jesus want you to love others?
Be a servant, lay down your life. My dad used to ask women in audience around the world, “How many of you ladies would have a problem submitting to a dead man?”
Extreme example, but it hits the point! You can submit to and serve each other when you feel like the other person has your best interest in mind and isn’t trying to take advantage of you but rather is trying to serve you.
If someone you love is shut down toward you, take the initiative and serve. Serving others is a powerful way to open their spirit back up!
And you serve others regardless of how they are treating you. Jesus knew Judas was going to betray him. He knew it! Yet still he gave Judas the seat of most honored guest out of all the disciples for the last supper.