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The way to greatness is through selfless service and scandalous love

Posted by on Oct 31, 2009 in blog links, love, service | Comments Off

Yes, I know that I just quoted my friend Adam at darnellia a couple of days ago. But, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to link to his post “The Up-side Down Kingdom.” This is how he concludes:

The overwhelming evidence in the Synoptic Gospels for the ordering of the kingdom of God is that the way to greatness is through selfless service and scandalous love, and the way to victory as a disciple is through self-surrender. Ruling over others is absent in the up-side down kingdom; all are equals under the one Master. Honorific titles are worse than worthless, and the citizens of the up-side down kingdom are to love to the extent that it shocks those outside of the kingdom. In the end, “that which is exalted among men is detestable before God” (Lk 16:15).

Adam says this is the first of a new series of essays. If this essay is any indication, then his new series is going to be awesome!