Mark 9:33–37 (ESV)
Who Is the Greatest?
33 And they came to
Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he
said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives
me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee... I am the Greatest!!! Well that is at least what Muhammed Ali thought. This
is in fact the one reason I did not like him. There is no denying that he was one of the greatest fighters. Fighters would give them their best shot and he would just smile at them and then wear them down with his rope-a-dope. I must admit,
we all want to be great at something... this is human nature. Jesus teaches us that we are not to seek greatness in ourself, but to be a servant lifting others up. He emphasizes service and humility.
pray: O Lord, help me to be humble and to serve others. It’s not about me, but about you Lord. Forgive me and guide me unto your Kingdom. Amen.