Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hanson: the Servant-Church

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
    [Jesus:] “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning...”
    —Luke 12:35 (NIV)
    The Servant Messiah carries out his ministry in the lives of his ministers. His life is reproduced in their lives, so they also are servants. But this ministry is exercised in and towards the Church, so as to enable the Church itself to carry out the ministry of the Servant. The Messiah came as a Servant; his ministers are servants; and the Church he created is a Servant-Church.
    ... Anthony T. Hanson (1916-1991), The Church of the Servant, London: SCM Press, 1962, p. 60 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, keep me ready to serve.
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