Friday, March 18, 2022

Definitions upside down

After Luke 22:24-30

He speaks a new definition

of greatness, the greatness

of heaven, not earth,

the greatness of love,

not authority, the greatness

of serving, not accomplishment,

a greatness they did not

recognize, the greatness of less,

the greatness of lesser,

the greatness of least.


He speaks a new definition

of service, of serving,

a serving that matters

more than receiving,

more than greatness,

a serving to meet

the needs of others,

not self.


He speaks a new definition

of leadership, the leader

who serves, leads by serving,

showing the way by meeting

the needs of others,

by sacrificing self.


Photograph by Nuno Silva via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

I love all your poetry, Glynn, but this one truly stands out.