Counterculture

mist_roadYour true self will be found in service.

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Mark 10:43

“Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.”

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This is another great counter-cultural teaching from Jesus.

Two of the apostles had just boldly asked him to allow them to sit at his right and left when he comes into glory. They were expressing the world’s philosophy that being great means having power and prestige.

Being great in the world’s view is when you are being served.

But that’s the kingdom of the worldnot the kingdom of God.

In God’s kingdom…you are great if you serve.

You are great if you “die” to your ego’s desires…so that God’s desires might rise in you. You are great if you are with those who are considered the “least” by the world.

Jesus showed us the most excellent example of dying to self in the name of unconditional love and justice. He showed us that this path leads to transformation and new life.

Jesus taught us to pray that God’s kingdom would come. This is our task…to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in bringing about God’s kingdom in the here and now.

For this to happen…we must take on the heart of a servant. Every person is called to take part in this divine, evolving plan.

Let the power of God’s love transform you. Then…be that love to someone in need.

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Remember…God loves you!

 

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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