Sunday, October 18
21st Sunday after Pentecost
The gospel this week begins with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, leading Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here, Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service. 

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