Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday Lectionary Leanings: "Who's the Greatest?"
Scripture texts for next Sunday can be found here .
"Who's the greatest?"
That's a question that permeates the popular culture. Even in our entertainment choices we seem to be obsessed with the "best" -- the best athletic teams; the best new talent; the best B-list. And if we're honest with ourselves we will acknowledge our own aspirations to be "the greatest," or at least better than the next person, in our various roles in life.
Jesus' disciples seemed to be equally concerned about who among them was "the greatest." So imagine their surprise when Jesus points to God's idea of human greatness: service to "the least of these."
Is this going to be your text and your message on Sunday? Do one of the other texts of the day resonate with you more in terms of preaching? Or are you off the lectionary altogether?
As always, share your impressions and ideas here.