Downward Mobility

Downward Mobility
The Word at Westminster
Downward Mobility

How would you define success? Is it accumulating money, influence, beauty or power? Well, of course not. We wouldn’t admit that — at least not out loud.

There’s a phrase that people use: “the ladder of success.” Imaging climbing up that ladder, and then imagine climbing through a window at the top of that ladder. After all, a ladder leans on something, doesn’t it? What if that ladder led you into the wrong window of the wrong house?

I wonder how Jesus defines success. Turns out, he never uses the word. So what DOES he say about the things we should strive after?

This sermon on John 13:1-30 looks at the surprising and topsy-turvy story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, including Judas. How might we take his example seriously as we navigate life in a world drunk on misplaced ideas of success.


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