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Lord, I am unworthy servant

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Luke 17:7-10
 
Who is greater: the one who sits at the table or the one who serves?  Jesus turned the idea of greatness on its head, linking true greatness with true service.
 
The prayer of tye true servant is the prayer of the unworthy servant, “Lord, I am an unworthy servant.  I have only done my duty."
 
How many strive for this level of total commitment and dedication?
 
The point, though, is that this kind of service is rooted in love.  When we consider the ternder mercy of God towards us we can glimpse the truth that we are unworthy servants – we all compete not for the highest place but for the lowest.
 
This is what makes the Christian faith so attractive and compelling: those who embrace a life of such loving service are truly signs of contradiction in a selfish and often hedonistic world.
 
Lord, I am an unworthy servant and when I serve my brothers and sisters I only do my duty. 
 
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