Friday, November 7, 2008

The top people in Jesus' administration

It is interesting to watch the political maneuvering that is taking place after the election. Everyone wants to be in the new President's cabinet. It reminds me of a discussion that took place on a dark night about two thousand years ago. Jesus had just announced that he was going away. Before he could get the words out of his mouth, the disciples were already drawing straws to see who would be the top gun.

Jesus heard their talk and tried to set the record straight. He told them the greatest in his kingdom would be the one who would be a servant. That political philosophy still works with Jesus. He calls the people who would be in his cabinet to put on aprons and begin serving the needs of those around us. That is the call to the church today. We need to reach out with God's love. We need to feed the hungry, minister to the sick and lame and preach good news to those in our prisons.