Driving by an old church I notice a parking sign right up front near the door labeled “Pastor Parking.” There are reasons that a pastor would need to establish up close parking, like a disability or illness. However, if it’s ego, I could see the devil laughing as they posted the sign. Jesus gave us an example of how we should serve Him and His flock; the key word is “serve!” We are to humble ourselves as a servant, we are last! Unlike the phrase made popular by the movie Talladaga Nights, spoken by Ricky Bobby, “if you’re not first you’re last,” in the kingdom of God, if you’re last, your first! If we’re not careful, an entitled attitude can sneak up on you, and you’ll find your head in the clouds with your nose in the air. Watch out that this doesn’t happen to you. We should be breaking our necks trying to serve one another. If you don’t have a servant attitude, get one! Begin now, serve others!
But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:43-45