RE Verse reading–Acts 6:1-7, 11:27-30 (day two) “It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait tables. . .will we devote ourselves to prayer and serving the word.” (6:2, 4) It is not apparent in English, but in vs 2 and 4 Luke uses the same word to describe two kinds of service. The word is diakonos (deacon–to serve). An action rather rather than an office, at least in this instance. In vs 2 the call is to serve (diakonos) tables. In vs 4 the call is to serve (diakonos) the word. Notice the similarity? No matter what our assignment is in the Kingdom we are all (always) called to humility. None of us is higher or lower. Our essential assignment is the same–to seek the Glory of God and the good of others. “The greatest among you will be the servants” said the Lord in Matthew 20:26. Different assignments–the same heart. We are all called to be “small d” deacons.