101815 – Power and Glory Reimagined

On the way to Jerusalem James and John pull Jesus aside, in an attempt to negotiate advancement within the company of the disciples. They’re aiming for upper management, sitting on the left and right side of Jesus as he comes into power. Rather than knock them down for their audacity, Jesus gently pushes them toward his understanding of power and leadership. Jesus comes from a long line of prophets, who like Isaiah, saw the role of a leader to come alongside the people, suffering with them, sometimes even at the hands of the people. Leaders are found not in the halls of power, but in the muck of everyday life, refusing to give up, and thereby giving us all a glimpse of the shalom of God. #servantleader #sufferingservant

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