I like it that the gospel writers included stories about real times with the disciples. Here they are fighting over who is the greatest. Now, that seems silly, but do we not play those games of one up man? Jesus reminds them that it is not about being the proud and haughty and “great” … but about being like a little, accepting child. Where are you “full of yourself” and grasping at greatness? What would it mean to “humble yourself”?
Loving God, I admit my tendency to want to be better than everyone else. There is a part of me that wants to be more important than anyone else. Help me remember that there is enough love in your heart for me and that I do not have to participate in power games. Remind me again that my strength and my worthiness comes from you, not from myself. Amen!”