behave like tyrants, and those in authority oppress the people. But it shall not be so among you; whoever would be great among you must be our servant, and whoever would be first among you shall make himself slave of all. Think of the Son of Man, who has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life to redeem many.”
Read: The suffering servant of Yahweh will take away our guilt and free us. Thanks to Jesus, the high priest, we can approach the throne of grace and claim mercy. Jesus teaches his disciples the concept of servant leadership, in response to the request for special favors by the Zebedee brothers.
Reflect: The other ten disciples were angry at James and John precisely because the latter almost grabbed what the other ten themselves might have loved to have, but never dared to ask – special favors and positions in Jesus’ Kingdom! It took the maternal heart of Jesus to call them all together and teach them how one must learn to put others before self and learn to give rather than to grab.
Pray: Pray for the leaders of the Church.
Act: Reach out to your pastor and let him know how you appreciate his ministry.
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