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This is the fourth in a ninepart series on the Beatitudes and their relevance in a 21st-century world.

First, be last

From the June 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

THE MESSAGE ON THE ROADSIDE MARQUEE GOT MY ATTENTION: "Everyone who wants to be first must first be last, and the servant of all. " Since my commute to work took me past this church every day, I'd often made a point of noting the topic for the upcoming Sunday service.