Today Jesus tells us how to be great in God’s kingdom, how to be a foreman, so to speak. We become great in God’s kingdom, not by lazily standing by and letting others do the work and serve us, not by proudly thinking that we’re better than some others and
above certain tasks. We become great by being lowly, and humbly serving others. Jesus came to earth not to be served, but to serve. He gave his very life as a ransom. We also hear how he corrected a foolish request for positions of glory in his kingdom.