|by Wayne Dawson
"Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant..." Matt. 20:26
These words by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ were spoken to His disciples, but they are words we as Christ's modern-day disciples should live by today.
Jesus said, "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve", Matt 20:28... and that reality characterized His ministry here on earth.
In these the final days, we as children of the all-mighty God have a responsibility to be God's hands, God's feet, indeed God's voice in a world blinded by moral darkness. With that in mind, we need to strive to be more like Jesus, which is why servitude is so very important.
In my job as a news reporter every now and then you meet someone who reflects the love, the compassion, indeed the servant's attitude of Christ. For me, that person is sister Corita, a Catholic nun who works at the St. Augustine Hunger Center in Cleveland's Tremont Community.
Her ministry is to feed the hungry and to clothe the poor. Five days a week she greets men and women in the food line with a bright smile and a warm embrace. Now keep in mind these are men who sometimes haven't shaved or bathed in a couple of days, still she greets them allowing God to use her as His vessel of love.
One day I asked her how she did it, and she looked me in the eyes and said, "Wayne, I see Christ in each one of these people."
Appropriately, in the dining room at St. Augustine, there is a painting of Jesus Christ in a food line.
My friends, Jesus came not as a military messiah as was expected by the Jews, but as a suffering servant. We must be careful how we treat the least among us, for in God's kingdom, there are no big I's and little YOU'S.
We must remember the words of our Lord and Savior who said... "In as much as you did to the least of these, you did to me..." Matt 25:40.
Wayne Dawson is the co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the morning. He is a 21-year veteran of television news and a life long Christian. Wayne views his work on Fox 8 as his ministry and he uses his position to tell people about God's forgiving grace through Jesus Christ. Wayne is also working on his Masters in Theology at the Trinity Bible College in Indiana.