matt tullos

the compost pile of writer, matt tullos. mostly poems, prayers, rants and naratives... "Gods passion for the world has compelled me to be a contributor in the warfare of grace rather than a spectator in the warfare of religion."

Location: Alexandria, LA, United States

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Luke 9:46-48 "An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest." (NIV)

I love how the New King James Version reports this event. “Then a dispute arose among them...” It sounds so sterile and polite. No one’s mad. A dispute rose among them. That’s all. But seriously, this is a great example of people who have good intentions but in their own self-set agenda, forget their purpose all together. They wanted to make a quick rise to the top of God’s good boy list. Jesus stood a child before them. (Perhaps Jesus was playing with the child and His disciples’ aurgument began in his absence. It’s hard to imagine conducting a bragging contest with the King of creation listening in!) Anyway, Jesus gave them the key to greatness. It lies in forgeting about the ladder and living in love. I don't need to climb ladders. I need to hang out with Jesus.


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