Servants of the King

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King Charles said in his coronation service “I come not to be served but to serve”. As Nicki Hunt pointed out on Sunday (and also The Archbishop of Canterbury in his address!) The King of Kings, Jesus Christ, was anointed not to be served, but to serve.

Serving others is something we should strive for, as we seek to build the the kingdom of God. The song we sung on Sunday, “Servant King”, put it this way, “So let us learn how to serve, And in our lives enthrone Him, Each other's needs to prefer, For it is Christ we're serving”. Paul, in Philippians, phrased it like this, “…in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others”

This is not easy to do!

Justin Welby said, “Service is love in action. We see active love in our care for the most vulnerable, the way we nurture and encourage the young, in the conservation of the natural world. We have seen those priorities in the life of duty lived by our King.” 

Care for the environment has been a key concern for King Charles for many years. I believe he realises that it is the vulnerable that suffer first as the climate changes. 

The way we act on a daily basis, the way we consume energy, how we travel, what we buy, what we eat… all these things can have an impact on others that we don’t always see immediately. Let’s pray for the strength and wisdom of God to help us make wise decisions in the ways that we act, as we strive to serve the interests of others.

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