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To Be Servant of All

This text, like all the texts we have considered in the last few weeks, is really quite shocking in number of ways: Jesus is explaining that the way to save is to suffer; the disciples are arguing blatantly about their desire to be top dog, to be in the most important seats in the house; and that the answer is to serve all. (RCL Job 38:1-7; Psalm 104:1-10, 26; Hebrews 5:1-10; and Mark 10:35-45.)