“In the same way, the Son of Man did not come to be served. He came to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many people.”
In J. Oswald Sanders’ book Spiritual Leadership, he wrote: “Jesus was a revolutionary, not in the guerrilla warfare sense but in His teaching on leadership. He overturned an existing order. In the world’s ears, the term servant spoke everywhere of low prestige, low respect, low honor. Most people were not attracted to such a low-value role. When Jesus used the term, however, it was a synonym for greatness. And that was a revolutionary idea.”
Too often is that as we grow in our understanding of what Christianity should be, we forget one of the most basic teachings that Jesus has ever given us: that whoever wants to be first shall be last, and whoever wants to be last shall be first.
In our continuing of our journeys through life, hopefully we never lose our heart for other people. That was precisely why Jesus Christ came down from heaven: for the people. As His followers, we must remember whom God came to love and love them as well. We all know that the world needs more people who care for others. That is why a singular act by a homeless man in a Youtube video made international news. In this video, Model Pranksters—a Youtube prank channel—wanted to conduct a social experiment to see how much people would take just for money. They found two homeless men and had them armwrestle for 100 dollars, winner takes all. The end result, however, was something they did not expect. The winner of the match, who literally had nothing, gave half of his winnings to the other man who had nothing, saying how he understood how hard it was to live in this world today. We need more people like that today; people who do not only see themselves, but see their lives as ways for God to reach down to us and bless other people. Matthew 20 verse 28 says Jesus Christ did not come down to be served, but to serve others and be a ransom for other people. Let’s remember that as we continue to serve one another in love and faith.