Wednesday Second Week of Lent
Jesus summoned them and said,
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20: 25-28
What makes for greatness in the kingdom is not lordly power but humble service. Jesus is our example, and his ministry of service will reach its peak when he gives his life for our deliverance from sin.