Ruins of ancient empires can be found around the globe. We’re awed by these traces of grandeur even as we’re summoned to awareness of the passing of worldly power. Every nation in history that once sought to be great has the antiquities to testify to their achievement—and the ashes to witness to its elusiveness. The only greatness that matters is the kind that lays its privilege down for the sake of the lowly. Dare to be great in the way of the Kingdom. Use your personal authority to lift others up, not to promote your own gain.
Today’s readings:Isaiah 53:10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45 (146).
“Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.”
Prepare the Word