Monday, February 27, 2017

lead dog

Mark 9

33 After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples,

"What were you discussing out on the road?"

34 But they didn't answer,

because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.

35 He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said,

"Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else."

Well, there you have it.

I don't think we see much of that last sentence evidenced in the lives of those that trot across our televisions & media, social media, smart phones, or much of anywhere.

But then, we don't see it evidenced much in the everyday people all around us, either.

And if we were totally honest, we don't see it show up that much in our own lives.

It is a counterintuitive thought process for our culture & society.

Of course, much of what Jesus taught & showed us is counterintuitive to the “anything goes” attitude in our world today.

But truth is truth, no matter who says it.

If Jesus says if we want to be preeminent – if we want to be the lead dog – then our attitude should be that of one who serves rather than one who is exalted.


I wonder what our world would be like if 10% of us actually lived that out in our lives?

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