my problem…

t took me a very long time… to finally  discover… that Philip’s biggest  problem… is Philip…. my biggest problem is… me! … it just kinda goes with the territory… being  human…  born thinking the world should  revolve around me….I needed to discover that my life was supposed to  revolve around others…

Jesus picked up a towel and washed his disciple’s feet…. I missed it  just as badly as His disciples did… I was more concerned  about who was going to be the biggest of the big-shots… who was going to sit at His right hand and who would sit at His left…. it is always my importance  that I am concerned with… not the importance of others... it is my being served by others… rather than philip serving others…

I did not think it   “desirable that I should leave the word of God and serve tables”. … I am very important… let’s just delegate this serving thing to other folks while I do my  important  things….  “I will give myself continually to prayer and the ministry of the word.”  hmmmmm…

I have used that scripture to exalt  my self-importance… the religious systems have also used that scripture to create  a special class … a clergy/laity system… educated and uneducated… a group of people that is better than  the rest of God’s people… much more important… a group that loves my self-importance …  I was chief  among those  religious folks….

God has a way of getting at  all that stuff in me…. it works every time… He just brings my  little world  of self-importance to an end…. it crashes and burns  as life happens to me… then… life as philip knows it totally changes once again…

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