Our Gospel for Sunday contrasts the very humanness of Jesus’ disciples with Jesus’s vision of the Kingdom of God. We encounter Jesus and his disciples on the road, and while he was teaching them, they were arguing about who was the greatest. Even they knew this was silly, so when Jesus asked them what they were arguing about, they were silent. So Jesus told them plainly, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”
I hope we Episcopalians are still feeling the excitement of our Presiding Bishop’s sermon at the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. What an amazing opportunity for an amazing preacher to remind the world of the Love which is what really matters, and to spur us to dream of a world where love, truly, is the basis.