This morning, I overheard someone say, "What do you want to do today?" It immediately reminded me of Pinky and the Brain from the old TV show Animaniacs.

I offered up, "Try to take over the world!"

They didn't get it. If you don't know anything about Pinky and the Brain, you should youtube it, because its great.

This Sunday, we will talk about Dad's, for sure. But we will also be talking about James and John, in Mark 10, looking to be seated at the right and left of Jesus in his glory.

They were looking for power and position. Jesus teaches them that its about sacrifice and suffering (Drink/Baptism). Following him is about the cross and humility. Not about wielding power the way the world does. The world is filled with pinky's and brain's - trying to take it over - through power, influence, money, manipulation ... etc.

What do you want to do today? What will you do with your life today? Try to take over your little bit of the world?
How about, be transformed by Christ and walk the road of sacrifice and suffering for the sake of God's kingdom?

The point, if there is one, I suppose is this: Pinky and the Brain are hilarious, but they never succeed, that I'm aware of, in taking over the world. They come close. But no cigar!

It's not about power for us as Christians. It's about sacrifice, suffering and service for Jesus our King.

07/05/2013 07:46

One of the greatest cartoons ever... good thoughts to!

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