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The message of the teaching of Christ is humility: "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." And so, the preacher of Christ must be humble.

So, Christ instructs His teachers not to allow themselves to be called master or to love seats of honor and things of that kind. For the teacher who wants these things shows signs contrary to humility.

And, knowing man's propensity to be exalted, Christ gives us the right way to do it: "Whoever wants to be greater than the rest must first become the servant of all." The desire to be served is Pharisaical; the desire to serve is from God.

In aspiring for high offices, man tends to desire the honor but not the labor. Those who constantly look for high positions are people who want to exalt themselves.

Anyone, therefore, who wants to be Christ's disciple, must hasten to learn the lesson Christ professed to teach, for a perfect disciple must be like his master. And Christ taught and showed humility first and foremost; other virtues, too, but humility first and foremost.




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