43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. (Mark 10:43-44) We look for ways to greatness. Christ shows us the way of service.
We have plenty of opportunity to replicate the principles of the footwashing in our daily lives:
“Humility is the virtue of which I am most proud.” I hate it when my humble service goes unnoticed. (Really hurts my reputation as a “servant leader.”) There are true tests the Lord brings into our lives, in all seriousness. What we are not currently interested in (and me among that number) is the workContinue reading “Your “humble servant””
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. (2 Cor. 8:9) We spend a lot of time thanking the Lord for his gracious mercy. We are thankful he DID become poor forContinue reading “The poverty of soul”
I find myself desiring too many other things. Success. Significance. Someone just noticing something I’ve done. But that is not my call. Obedience and duty are my call. 7 “Would any of you say to your servant, who had just come in from the field after plowing or tending sheep, ‘Come! Sit down for dinner’? 8 Wouldn’t youContinue reading “Gut Level Obedience”
If we’re going to beat up on how awful Christians are for bad tipping, which is why half of America is not Christian, by the way, is there not a case to be for awful service? Let me tell you about a couple of THOSE incidents…. Just kidding. You know why? Because I’ve never hadContinue reading “Did You Hear the One About the Awful Waiter?”