Read. Mark 10:42-45
42 Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the ones who are considered the rulers by the Gentiles show off their authority over them and their high-ranking officials order them around. 43 But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. 44 Whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all, 45 for the Human One[a] didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.”
Reflect. Jesus said that “the ones who are considered the rulers by the Gentiles show off their authority over them.” This same thing could be written about our leaders today. You would believe it if you read Jesus’ words and they said the rulers and leaders of this world show off their authority. They throw parties and only invite the most “important” people. They get special healthcare that is not available to “regular” people. They have access to security and safety measures that nobody else get. They can skirt around and often break laws that everyone else must obey. They enter a room and expect people to applaud or want to get their picture taken with them. For American presidents, you expect to hear: “Hail to the Chief.” This type of pomp and circumstance is expected.
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