Today, I would like to participate in Woven in Wednesday. It's real conversation for real women. Today's topic is counter-cultural leadership.
In Mark 10, Jesus is counter-cultural at every turn.
The culture allowed divorce for any reason (for men). Jesus said, 6 "But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together , let not man separate."
The culture devalued children and thought them unworthy of adult attention. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God."
The culture thought that wealth was the sign of God's blessing. 21 Then Jesus, looking at him, and said to him, "One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross and follow Me."
The culture valued power and authority over others. 43 "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant."