“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.
Matthew 23: 8 – 10
Almost without exception, if you put a group of people together one of the first things they will do is decide who is in charge. There is an apocryphal story told of a Bishop and a Cardinal who were going to process into a cathedral. Both considered themselves to be in charge and both demanded to lead the procession. There was jostling for position and then they were off! As they came to the door into the nave it was a dead heat, so both made a lunge for the door. Neither checked the width of the door and both got stuck. They had to be pried out of the door in front of the congregation. Now, neither had any authority and both were laughing stocks. There are lots of morals to be drawn for our day are there not?
Prayer: Father you are sovereign in my life. That means I will follow your will not make you follow mine. I pray ‘your will be done’ every week so help me to make that a reality in my life.
Action: Ask yourself today, what would Jesus do? Keep asking it.