The Problem with Power

posted Oct 21, 2018, 1:43 PM by web feat
It's a surprising request from 2 of Jesus' 12 disciples:

 “Arrange it,” they said, “so that we will be awarded the highest places of honor in your glory—one of us at your right, the other at your left.”

Say what? How could they have heard Jesus' teachings and watch Jesus in action, and still not understand?

“You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around,” he said, “and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served—and then to give away his life in exchange for many who are held hostage.” (From The Message by Eugene Peterson, Mark 10:35-45)

But are we any different?

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