“And whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45 (NASB)
Jesus’ words seem to be the ultimate paradox, contradicting everything that we observe about us. Those who succeed in the world often do so by pushing and shoving and trampling on anyone who happens to get in their way as they progress to the top. This happens in politics, business, and, tragically, even the church.
With the words “even the Son of Man,” Jesus showed that He was willing to do more than just define true greatness. He Himself was the prime example of what He was talking about. He had left His position at the right hand of God, not to add to His prestige or glory, but to…
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