02 Mar Mark 10:45 (The Root of Change) by Karla Brien
Posted on Wednesday 02 March, 2011
“For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45 (full readings
Karla’s Reflections: Strange. Ironic. Counter-cultural. The message Jesus gave to James and John was revolutionary—in order to be great, one must become a servant. Focused on Jesus’ kingship and the potential benefits associated with that power, these disciples had missed the living testimony of God’s Son. Greatness is not found in prestige or position. Rather, greatness is found in offering a cup of cold water…being an available servant to those around us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost, not to set up an earthly kingdom. As Christ’s ambassadors, we are to follow his example by bridging the gap for those who don’t know the truth—reminding people that a citizenship in heaven is available. In a broken and hurting world, we can serve with loving kindness by gently leading those suffering to our Rapha God (the Lord who heals). While serving in many facets to make known and end this stench of abortion—being messengers for change, we must never forget the root of change, salvation. As the Holy Spirit takes up residence in a person’s life, the way we think and respond in and to the world changes. On earth, Jesus made clear his aim of service and leaves us an example to follow. When the lost get saved, hearts not only change, but people and cultures change.
* Karla Brien (LIFE Runner) is married to Don, and they reside with their five children at Scott Air Force Base, IL. Karla serves as the spiritual life coordinator for the base PWOC (protestant women of the chapel). She is teaching “Having a Mary Spirit” and “A Christian in Complete Armour.” Karla also mentors young mothers in the base MOPS program.
Faith Challenge: Always be ready to share the good news of God’s gift of eternal life (1 Peter 3:15).
Counter-Culture News: LSN, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life, Live Action
* Barna Survey Examines Changes in Worldview Among Christians over the Past 13 Years
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, running, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Faith Quote: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Through Christ our Lord,
Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family):
Abortion reality (images
)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11
& Jer 1:5
. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa
Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19