Grasping for Power


Luke remembered the night when Jesus told the disciples that one of them would betray him and how they interrogated one another about which of them it was. The next thing he recalled is that they argued over who was the greatest among them.

It’s interesting that an argument among disciples over who was the worst among them led to an argument over who was the greatest among them.

But that’s the way it is, isn’t it? It’s usually when I feel worst about myself that I feel the need to protect and project my greatness.

When you see colleagues or friends grasping for power, strutting their prowess, citing their accomplishments, you can think to yourself: They’re insecure about something. How can I love them well?

Then, Luke recalled Jesus’s words: The leader is one who serves.

You can identify spiritual greatness by its fruit - selfless service.

Tommy BrownComment