His point is that Jesus (and the authors of the New Testament) consistently exhorted people toward humility, considering others as more important, service for others, etc. But, among the church today, we tend to revere a different set of people – those at the top, not those at the bottom.
Here is Dan’s introduction:
In the modern church people celebrate the best and brightest. The pastor is a good speaker or a good organizer or a good people manager. The people leading the music are the best singers and musicians that group has to offer (which sometimes isn’t much, but that is not the point). The guys who stand before the congregation to read that week’s bible passage are the best orators, the James Earl Jones of the group so to speak. Everyone puts on their best clothes and their best attitude and everyone comes together and celebrates the best.
It has always seemed to me that Jesus taught that the best way to lead is to serve others. On the other hand, it seems the church today has bought into the reverse notion: the best way to serve is to lead others. This results in the wrong kind of leadership and following the wrong kinds of examples.
It is amazing what happens and what God does when the quietest voices are given the opportunity to speak, and when they are actually heard. It is amazing how God moves when the weakest or the least trained are allowed to serve. It’s almost as if God is demonstrated in their weaknesses and their lack of ability.
But, then, I think I’ve heard something like that before…