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A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
But that’s not the case in God’s kingdom. Although we might consider Presidents and generals and owners great, for God, truly great people are those who serve and sacrifice. Generally, they value peace and practice humility. They expect to give for the sake of others, and their greatness is shown by their willingness to love their neighbors and to treat others the way they’d like to be treated. For God, great people are servants who are often ignored or exploited. You see, they are the antithesis of those who weld power, and yet they are the ones who are most valued by God. They define Christian greatness.