Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Benenden

Daily Scripture & Reflection

28 Sep 2020, 8:15 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

‘An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” ‘ (Luke 9:46-48)

Daily Reflection

We often look up to those who have achieved status, or power, or fame. Or perhaps all three. I met the Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday. He would certainly qualify, with his flowing robes and his golden mitre, a man at the top of his organisation, yet a humble, down-to-earth individual. To see him wash his hands to prepare for Communion was so touching, like he was in his own kitchen, getting ready to cook. And as knelt in front of him, we were only two ordinary people doing something both human and extraordinary. If you cannot be a good ordinary person, then it doesn’t matter how high you rise, nothing you touch will ultimately turn to gold. Only the person who serves others well is worthy of our admiration.

Revd Ylva Blid-Mackenzie <span style="font-size: 1rem;">(Newly ordained Deacon)</span>