And whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave: just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve. — Matthew 10:27-28. You may remember this passage in a different way — whoever is first must be last, and whoever is last shall be first. Either way this passage…

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The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. — Matthew 21:42. Time and time again we hear stories of athletes failing and then getting up and becoming the star. Michael Jordan was once cut from the basketball team is a good example. But the stories of rejected stones goes much further than sports. People…

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Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” Most commentators agree that Jesus was telling Peter to do more than simply give the followers of Christ three squares. He expected Peter to care for his followers much like a shepherd tends to his flock — leading them to food, water, and away from danger. The call…

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Love is a vine that grows into our hearts. — Anon. This Thursday, I had a small procedure that involved sending a very small wire through a vein to my heart. When I got home that afternoon, a package arrived from China. It contained some face masks Suzy had ordered. On the package was the above…

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One of my favorite movie scenes is in Fiddler On the Roof is when the town crier at the wedding yells, “Quiet down, Quiet down!,” and then the music plays and the men do the traditional Russian folk dance with wine bottles fixed to their top hats. There is a lot of yelling and screaming these days.…

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