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Each week the Day1 program, hosted by Peter Wallace, presents an inspiring message from one of America's most compelling preachers representing the mainline Protestant churches. The interview segments inform you about the speaker and the sermon Scripture text, and share ways you can respond to the message personally in your faith and life.
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Eric Shafer: You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody
3 days ago
Reading this week's Gospel lesson from St. Matthew, I kept hearing Bob Dylan's song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," in my head:
You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls.
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed,
You're gonna have to serve somebody.
It may be the devil or it may be the Lord,
But you're gonna have to serve somebody.
"You're gonna have to serve somebody.""Gotta Serve Somebody" was the lead song on Dylan's 1979 album "Slow Train Coming" and was his last hit single (Copyright © 1979 by Special Rider Music). It won the Grammy Award for best male rock vocal for 1979.
This song also marked Bob Dylan's conversion to Christianity from Judaism. "You're gonna have to serve somebody," wrote Dylan and he now knew who he would be serving, "the Lord," Jesus Christ.
I thought of this song as I studied this weekend's Gospel lesson from St. Matthew, a text which includes Jesus' oft-quoted words, in response to the trick question from the Pharisees and the Herodians, "Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not?,""Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's."
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Date published: 2016-08-29