Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mop blog

A new month and a new name for my blog!

It was pointed out to me – and I take the point entirely – that ‘Captain’s Blog’ implied a kind of leadership which isn’t actually very Christian.

‘You've observed how godless rulers throw their weight around and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It's not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served...’ – Jesus, Mark 10, The Message

Years ago someone in our church described true Christlike leadership as ‘the man with the mop’. Someone who serves humbly, often unnoticed.

And, as it happens, God’s been teaching me about this very thing: what it means to be like the ‘good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep’.

So it’s about time for the change.

9 comments:

Piers said...

Pass the mop.

DarrenDeliberate said...
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DarrenDeliberate said...

and the bucket.. do you have anymore floor cleaner

TJ said...

Years ago someone in our church described true Christlike leadership as ‘the man with the mop’. Someone who serves humbly, often unnoticed.

Yes,often only noticed when someone isn't there to mop

; ) The TJ

Adrian said...

I quite liked the pun in the captains blog title, but I suppose your right. I haven't ever seen you with a mop though :-D

DarrenDeliberate said...

Thats a good point Adrian,

Maybe some decipleship is needed for Brother James here, LOL

..I'm sure the sisters will approve of James taking on some extra mopping duties in the kitchen and corridor.

Anonymous said...

How do you guys know if james mops or not?!? I thought the aim was for service to be hidden...not letting your right arm know what the left is doing etc?

dee-braveheart said...

well as long as we do not start the mopping is for sisters and diggiong for brothers line again :)

HR?I said...

*hum* James, are you turning into one of the whitestone domestic brothers? we seem to have an ever growing collection!