“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.’”  (Mark 9:35, NLT)

Jesus doesn’t ignore humanity’s competitive spirit, but He directs it to the channel of service. Few want to go there. Fewer still want to live there; but no where else is leadership — as Jesus defines leadership — to be found.

You will seldom find a queue at the threshold of “service,” but you will always find the company of the risen Christ. Is that enough?  – Luther

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