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Christ, a different Master

The Lordship of Jesus is completely different and opposed to that exercized by the lords of this world. The Lord of lords and the King of kings, the true and only Lord, comes to teach all humankind by His example who He is and we see in the Revealed Word, the way He has to manifest His Lordship over all things and among these, over all men.

Among the people, those who exercise any type of authority and power, either do it following the style of the Lord or do it in a human way, or in a more mundane one, that has nothing to do with the way it is exercized and taught by Christ.

One of the most important of the differences between the masters of the world and Christ is that the Son of God, being truly man and truly God, and being infinitely above any man, is A LORD THAT SERVES. Which master or lord of this world would think of remaining at the service of his vassals?

In His condition of servant, Christ served first and foremost the Father, and for His sake served men. In the following phrase can be summarized the contents of His mission on the earth, mission that He knew and made manifest to the disciples: “The Son of man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as ransom for many” (Mt 20:28).

The love of Christ is made present in an active attitude of service and self-giving. And He gave himself in such a way that He laid down His life for men. Which master of this world would have been capable of giving his life not only for his subordinates, but also for his enemies? Because we men are enemies of God, being in enmity with Him because of sin.

There are many people who when having an opportunity use their office, or their position of authority, for own profit, trying to take advantage of the power, be it social, economic, political and even religious.

With our Lord it was not that way, for having all the power on heaven and in earth, He gave up himself to the extreme. The masters of this world who don’t know God, seek their own interests, act for their own benefit, but Jesus carries out His service selflessly and without looking at His own interests: “For who is greater: the one at table or the one who serves? The one at table surely? Yet here am I among you as one who serves!” (Lk 22:27).

Jesus Christ is a Lord different from all others, because in Him we can put all our trust, for He never fails, nor disappoints. He is a Lord worthy of being served, because He lives eternally, is infinitely wise, just, merciful, humble and full of love. Was not a Lord like this that all men wanted to serve? Supposedly many wanted. The problem is that they don’t know Him, because if we knew the Lord better, we would have not doubted that there is no greater honor that to serve Him.

Definitively, He is a unique and different Lord, because He acts moved by His infinite love. Is this love that makes Him lay down His life for others, going through a cross, sufferings, to soon rise again from the dead in glory.

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