Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
“What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”
When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles 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 your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
GNT … if one of you wants to be first, you must be the slave of the others…like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life…’
This is a tough one, how can we, who live in this world of selfishness, where we don’t live as we wish to live, but are coerced to live as the world wants us to live; like it or not, this world forces us to act and think in certain ways that actually go against our will. On a personal level we can be like servants to others by helping in our Families, our communities, our Church’s and on a Global scale we can support missionaries, outreach programmes, orphanages and all good Christian Charities that have Jesus as their centre and God’s love as their framework.