Christmas in Kinesi and Mkengwa
“Together, we have been commanded to serve others”
Rev. Jeremiah Cyrus of Kinesi and Mkengwa
So Jesus called all together to him and said, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the heathen have power over them, and the leaders have complete authority. This, however, is not the way it’s among you. If one of you wants to be great, he must be servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to be first, he must the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; He came to serve and give His life to redeem His people.
This chapter speaks so clearly to our life as Christians and the object lesson of our Christmas meals. Jesus Christ came to serve others without discrimination; not be served. Christians are supposed to follow and live as Jesus Christ the Saviour did. Christian leaders are different from other rulers of the world like our political and corporate leaders. Christ demands we consider others ahead of ourselves and put satisfaction of their needs ahead of our own. Being a Christian leader is expensive; it will cost us the world, but we gain treasure that will never tarnish.
Jesus calls us to think differently. To see beyond this world. This wisdom emerged when Jesus Christ and His disciples were on the road going to Jerusalem where He would be handed over to the Chief priests and the teachers of the law. Unfortunately, His two disciples ‘John and James’ were thinking of how they might position themselves to be most powerful when Jesus defeated Rome. They wanted to be big world rulers who would be served and bowed to. Jesus Christ said, this was not His Way; their thinking had to change. Jesus points us beyond this world to a place where sacrificial love is the greatest treasure and reward.
Christian leaders at Kinesi and Mkengwa congregations will show this love to their fellow community members who are poor and in need. In partnership with Canadians more than 250 Christmas meals will be served.
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