Monday, June 25, 2012
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. - Mark 10 v 45
Many times a leader can be seen as someone to "strong arm" people into doing something or taking a certain path. It is interesting to me that the greatest leader of all time used his arm to carry a towel.
On the eve of his greatest accomplishment when he was about to serve the whole of mankind he chose to serve His followers. He chose to serve people that should have known better after being with him for so long. He chose to serve those who only wanted to be served. He chose to serve those who wanted the glory of His Kingdom without that attitude of the King.
He had a right to read the riot act but he faced down selfishness with silence and servitude. Make no bones about it leadership in our saviours Kingdom is about serving, serving in the lowest place, no questions asked, even those who don' deserve it.
It's counter cultural but its the culture of His Kingdom:
Jesus intervened: "Kings like to throw their weight around and people in authority like to give themselves fancy titles. It's not going to be that way with you. Let the senior among you become like the junior; let the leader act the part of the servant. "Who would you rather be: the one who eats the dinner or the one who serves the dinner? You'd rather eat and be served, right? But I've taken my place among you as the one who serves. - Luke 22 v 26 - 27