Tuesday, June 22, 2010

God's Community

"It is almost impossible to to serve without creating a greater sense of intimacy and community."

"Authentic community is characterized perhaps more than anything else by mutual servanthood and submission.  When Jesus said the last shall be first, and the least shall be great, and the slave the greatest of all, he wasn't giving orders.  He was simply describing the truth about God's kind of community and how different it looks from the way things generally work in our world."
--John Ortberg, "The Life You've Always Wanted"

Have you looked for a way to serve someone within your church community yet?  Are you able to humble yourself enough to be the last, the least, the servant to someone else?

Can you think of a time that you have been served or served someone else, when a sense of intimacy and community has been created?

I'd love to read your stories!  Feel free to leave a note in the comments!

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