October 24 Edevotional”
“…whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” Mark 10:44,45
We read these verses from Mark’s Gospel in our worship last Sunday. I invite you to spend a moment contemplating what it means for you to become a servant or slave (words that have very loaded meanings in our culture, since becoming a servant and slave most often means also being a person of color). To purposefully form my identity by practicing becoming a servant, not as a way of erasing who I am, but forming my self and my faith to follow Jesus’ way? Whether we know it or not, we do serve somebody or something. Who or what do you serve? Jesus here is teaching the disciples after two of them have asked for Jesus to give them the right and left-hand seats next to him in his glory. And after Jesus has told them a third time that they’re traveling to the place where he will be wrongly accused, arrested, and shamefully put to death. Two different realities that they are coming from—the disciples and Jesus—a faith and trust based on rewards and a faith and trust that is the only way to face an unjust world.
HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK
CHURCH CONFERENCE – SAVE THIS IMPORTANT DATE
Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 pm.
SMALL GROUP FAITH FORMATION
This group continues to gather on Saturday mornings at 9:30 am.