How to Be the greatest

Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?”  But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest.

— Mark 9:33,34

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all. Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them,  “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

— Mark 9:35-37

You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles (non-Jews) lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

— Mark 10:42-45

Abdu murray

“I finally saw God’s greatness. The greatest possible being would express the greatest possible ethic, which is love, in the greatest possible way and that is self-sacrifice.”

— Abdu Murray

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

— Romans 5:6-8