Of Campaigns and Callings – October 15, 2006

“Of Campaigns and Callings”

Texts: Mark 10:13-45; Hebrews 5:1-10; Philippians 2:1-11

Twenty-first century political campaigns in the United States seem to be a far cry from the intentions of the founding fathers of our country. And yet, the aspirations for titles and positions go back in history. Every organization with people seems to have a political aspect to it, and even Jesus’ band of disciples was not immune to the idea of campaigning. In the midst of the campaign, we’re reminded that the first shall be last, the one who wishes to be great must serve, and leadership is about following a calling, not running a campaign.