May 30, 2010
Matthew 23: "8. But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your teacher, and you are all brothers (working together, eating together, learning together from One teacher!]. 9. Do not call anyone on earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. [Maybe that's part of the reason why we often have relational difficulties with our earthly fathers: because deep inside we know there is a heavenly Father, and we have an innate sense of what He wants to offer us... and then our earthly fathers disappoint us because they don't - can't - live up to that] [Father?? Papa??]. 10. Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. [Wooh! Protestants poke their fingers at Catholics re verse 9 - but proudly have "leaders" - yikes!]. 11. But the greatest among you shall be your servant [and there is only One true Servant-leader!!] [Among men, that phrase really is an oxymoron - in the world - and in the church...]. 12. Whoever exults himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself whall be exalted.