“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45
Every month or so, an image will circulate social media that gets thousands of likes and shares. It’s an image of the Pope serving, hugging, or laying his hands on someone that our society would deem an “outcast.” Why is our culture so fascinated with this idea? It’s because of the contrast. Contrast is defined as “the state of being strikingly different from something else.” The Pope is elevated in our culture as being the picture of “good,” and the outcasts that he is associating with are the exact opposite of that. This idea of contrast is what makes our passage today so incredible. The perfect, sinless Savior of the world came not to be served, as every other person of high authority was, but to serve. The ultimate and perfect Good in human form stooped to serve the outcasts and eventually lay His life down for them.
Take a moment to thank the Lord for how He “served” you two thousand years and hung on a cross so that you could have life!