Monday, October 01, 2007

The Master Serves His Servants - Lk 12.36-38

I just noticed the pronouns in Lk 12.36-38 a few days ago.

"Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves."

It's clear, although it hadn't registered with me before, that the master who finds his servants waiting for him when he returns then turns around and serves his servants. I guess I shouldn't be surprised -- Jesus certainly says the same thing elsewhere -- but the humbleness of my Lord in this and other passages always staggers me.


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