Friday, February 25, 2011

Jesus' view versus the view from the top

I was reading in John, the upper room discourse, today. It reminded me of this passage from Luke 22:25-27:

Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves." (TNIV)

<idle musing>
Not a whole lot has changed, has it? Benefactors--right :( If you ever needed a reason to believe in total depravity, this would be it. And, it predates Orwell's newspeak by almost 2000 years!

Now, if we could just get the servant leadership thing right...
</idle musing>

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