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Mark 10:43-44 Jesus said, “But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”
One day, a large crew, including the president of the company, showed up to move several thousand pipes in one day. The president arrived and said, “Tell us what to do; we’re at your service.” I tried to suggest that he should give the orders. “You’ve been here a few days, and you know the lay of the land.” He and the rest did things as I suggested. I learned from this faithful man that being in charge sometimes means taking the low position, and sometimes that means having the least likely person become the leader. I wonder how many times in my life I have missed rich opportunities because I tried to lead instead of becoming the servant.
Today the Church remembers Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386.