Just as the Father serves so does a Christian father and, indeed, a Christian king or master.
Indeed, the relationship between the Father and the Son and between God and His people is the model for the relationship between every master and every servant.
The Christian master is a father to his servant. They obey him and he protects and cares for them. Their bond is a bond of mutual charity, loyalty and fidelity. It is a quasi-familial, paternal relationship, just as the relationship of priest and people is a paternal relationship.
Such was the model of the master-servant relationship that obtained in old Christendom. Think of good King St Wenceslaus fetching food for the poor and warming the feet of his servant or of King St Louis of France or of any of the saintly kings of Christendom.
Nowadays, this relationship - based upon the divine - is mocked, derided and scorned to ridicule and falsely caricatured as a relationship of exploitation, venal peculation and cruelty by the master and of craven, stupid subserviance on the part of the servant.
What a shameless lie!
This, indeed, is what the relationship became when it ceased to be based upon the divine charity and instead became the pedestrian, mundane and loveless relationship of "employer" and employee".
No longer was the relationship familial but merely a cold, sordid relationship of money, exchange, trade and mutual exploitation...
Read the rest of this hard-hitting post which also features many great pictures. I think Tribunus' post should be made into a tract for widespread distribution!