Be The Greatest


A good number of people are self-serving right now. Don’t be like them. Rather, let’s point people heavenward by exemplify the attitude of Jesus. That would be greatness. Our world needs to be inspired to Christ-like greatness as they face uncertainty and fear…

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

“Whoever would be great among you must be your servant…”
Matthew 18:1-4, 20:26

The greatest is humble. The greatest is a servant. The greatest is like a child. These are definitions which run counter to much of the world’s logic.

In light of what is happening in the world today with COVID-19, we could use some greater people. We could use a race to greatest right about now.

Jesus’ words remind me of the Apostle Paul’s description of Jesus in Philippians 2:

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus…

When we think about the humility we need to be great right now, and the attitude of servanthood which will bring about greatness, Jesus defines these things for us in his character. Value others above yourselves. Look to the interests of others.

What would this look like on your street? What would this look like at the grocery store? Where we live, a state of emergency has been called, along with a public health emergency. The hoarding and panic is in full swing.

What better time than now to have the same mindset as Christ Jesus? We can jump right to sharing, caring, and serving others. A good number of people are self-serving right now. Don’t be like them. Rather, let’s point them up toward heaven by exemplify the attitude of Jesus. That would be greatness.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

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