“26 But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. 27 Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves."
Insight: We are wired to need to feel significant; however, this often leads to striving for approval, accomplishment, or attaining power (in all its varying forms). This influences how we view and strive to become leaders as well: in command, in front, and in a place of importance. Jesus turns this idea on its head, and radically redefines leadership. Rather than being served or at the front of the line, Jesus models that a great leader is one who serves, and rushes to the back of the line so others can go ahead.
Prayer: Jesus, thanks for showing me another way to live and lead. I give you my need for approval and power, and ask that you will help me find my significance in you and teach me how to serve those around me.