A young boy handed his mother his dirty dish for her to put in the dishwasher. As he did, he exclaimed, “Here you are, servant.” When he saw the look on her face, he added, “Mom, what’s a servant?”
I laughed when I read this story on a friend’s Facebook page. Oh, kids. This young boy was about to learn that it’s not a good idea to call your mother a servant. I’m sure he also learned that his perspective needed an adjustment. Apparently, he figured loading the dishwasher was his mom’s job and he was just stating the fact that she was serving the family in that way. Of course, to her it may not have sounded that way. (As a mom, I can only imagine my response if one of my boys had made this statement!)
While it’s true she was serving her family…that term, in that context, didn’t seem quite right. I was thinking there are times we feel like “servants” in the body of Christ, and not necessarily in a good way. What is it about that word that makes us uncomfortable…when we know it is biblicaly accurate?
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