First to the end of the line

Friday September 29th, Mark 9: 33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?" 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." The world teaches power over as the way to go. Jesus teaches us the servant life. The disciples in Mark never do seem to get that. Sometimes it is almost frustrating reading as time after time, they just don’t get it. Then we look at ourselves and see what Mark was trying to get across. Time after time after time we don’t get it either. We all get caught up in the world view of power over. Once in a while however we grasp that concept. Tears of gratitude well up inside us as we read the story and then we sit back quietly and just feel good that someone, somewhere got it. Then it is back to the power over life as usual.


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