Rabbi, teacher and father, Jesus condemns these titles when one claims them for any superior motive.

“The first shall be last,” but God forbid that any one should say they are the first.  But being called to lead we are the servants of God and of his people.

Titles are only condemned when one use them to rule it over another.

 

Paul as ever has a throwaway line we could miss.

“The message we brought you is God’s message and not some human thinking and it is a living power among you who believe it.”

A living power flowing through us.  That is the power we need to change the world.

Lord make a worthy channel of your peace.

Fr Jack