Day 5/October 29 Devotion
Reflection by the Rev. Tom Knoll
Senior Pastor of First Trinity
in Washington, D.C.
Matthew 20: 25-28
But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your servant; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Questions to Ponder
- Imagine what our communities could be if our greatest concern and attention was to serve others.
- If you tried to model servant behavior in your life, what would it look like?
- How can the church turn around our society’s infatuation with individualism?
Silence for Reflection
O God, you call us to honor those in authority. Help us to elect trustworthy leaders, participate in wise decisions in our common life together, and to above all serve our neighbors. Bless the elected and non-elected leaders of our communities and may they above all be servants to those they serve. Amen.