by Brennan Manning

Wash One Another’s Feet
What a scandalous and unprecedented reversal of the world’s values! To prefer to be the servant rather than the Lord of the household is the path of downward mobility in an upwardly mobile culture. To freely embrace the servant lifestyle -- this is the attitude that bears the stamp of authentic discipleship.

Servanthood is not an emotion or mood or feeling; it is a decision to live like Jesus.

The call to the servant lifestyle is both a warning not be seduced by the secular standard of human greatness and also a summons to courageous faith.

 


Excerpted from Pages 2-3, September/October ’98 Union Life