The prophet Ezekiel communicates God's disdain for the ruling elites (shepherds) and the wealthy (fat sheep) who are selfish exploiters, not servants with a eye on what God desires. In Ezekiel, God claims the shepherd role as God's own since there is such corruption and faithlessness.
Jesus minces few words in denouncing the leading lights in the Temple for their self-serving ways in Matthew. Of course, Matthew also has in view his own time - several generations after Jesus - of the servant values that should be upheld in the early church and its leadership.
Finally, is there warning for us here as well? If we're fat and happy, and become insulated from the needs of others who are neither fat nor happy, then we might be guilty of missing our servant calling, too.
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