In Position to Serve

POSITION is a topic which receives much consideration in human experience. We are all familiar with a variety of expressions involving the word "position." We may hear it asked of someone, "What position does he now hold?" Or it is said of another, "He holds a good position." Again, the term is used in such ways as, "He is in a position to make good his demands," or "He is in a position to dictate or control." One may be in a position of great responsibility, while another may feel that he occupies an inferior position. Position may refer to one's economic activities, to his social standing, or else to the holding of certain opinions. In the latter sense, one may shift his position on a disputed question; in the former meanings, he may improve, achieve, or lose a position. Thus, humanly considered, position is attended by a measure of uncertainty. Metaphysically considered, position denotes complete stability.

In his statement concerning his mission, Jesus made his position clear: "The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister;" and, "Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister."

A Great Friend
October 29, 1932

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