But we here at Kavanah are seeking to change the heartbeat of society…
How do we change society? We become as Jesus was. Yes, we go against the grain of society’s lifestyle by living out the truth of Jesus. That is, instead of living for me, I step into the truth of love by living for the other. It is a life rooted in service…
As Christ’s followers we are called to serve. He expects us to seek ways to promote and elevate others—not to fight, scratch, and claw for our own rights. Jesus’ heart is clear:
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mk. 10.43-45).
Clear? Yes. Easy? Not so much. This truth is not easy to accept, and surely not easy to enact or become. Our human desires scream out and contradict the principle of winning through losing, of getting to the top by heading for the bottom, of coming in first by trying to be last.
Our natural, human drives shout, “Stand up for your rights; use whatever clout you have to get an edge. If you don’t look out for ‘number one’ who else will?”
But through the Holy Spirit, Jesus pours His love into our hearts so that as His followers our lives might live, might love differently. Jesus calls us to get ahead in life by stepping back. He calls us to become the greatest servants seeking opportunities to serve others.
Which is exactly what He did. He gave Himself as a ransom for us, so we could become all He planned for us to be. While many people placed demands on Jesus, He always chose to do what was best for them. He served them rather than doing what was easiest or most convenient; He expects this of His followers in every age.
Let us this day seek to be participants in the Gospel and not simply observers of the Gospel. Let us this day say “Yes” to Jesus and then live like it. As serious disciples of Jesus, we must take to heart His instructions: “even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mt. 20:28).
What is holding you back from joining us in the advancement of God’s Kingdom? You want to join in the revolution? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.