Sunday, March 6, 2016

A servant heart

Daily reading: Mark 12:28-44
Sunday March 6, 2016

Focus passage:  All of them are giving out of their spare change.  But she from her hopeless poverty has given everything she had, even what she needed to live on.” Mark 12:44

Throughout Mark’s gospel we see Jesus going to the margins of society, speaking to those considered outsiders, healing and offering up moments for wholeness.  His actions force us to see the forgettable members of our society, the outcasts.
His actions reveal his servant heart and reveal our own struggle to embrace the call to servant hood.

We see glimpses of ourselves in the disciples and the religious insiders that both struggle with Jesus’ teachings.

Today’s passage asks us how we value one another.  Is our value based on what we have to offer?   

Do you have more of a voice if you have more to offer?

Who do we see, who do we listen to?

Take time to notice everyone you can:  All of the people in the store, the people begging for change at the stop lights, the people riding in cars next to your own.  Notice the people walking and waiting for the bus, notice those on the bus with you.  And then notice who has a voice in conversations, is someone ignored?  Do you carefully listen while talking with someone?  

Prayer:  God help me to see what is hidden and hear what I have ignored, may it open my heart more the needs all around me and in effect help mold my heart into one of a servants.  Amen.

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