24 An argument broke out among the disciples over which one of them should be regarded as the greatest. 25 But Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles rule over their subjects, and those in authority over them are called ‘friends of the people.’ 26 But that’s not the way it will be with you. Instead, the greatest among you must become like a person of lower status and the leader like a servant. 27 So which one is greater, the one who is seated at the table or the one who serves at the table? Isn’t it the one who is seated at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. 28 “You are the ones who have continued with me in my trials. 29 And I confer royal power on you just as my Father granted royal power to me. 30 Thus you will eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones overseeing the twelve tribes of Israel. (Luke 22:24-30, CEB)
Who is greater? The one who is served or the one who serves?
Of course we would all answer that the one who is served is greater, but Jesus turns this on it’s head. The one who serves is not lesser than the one they serve, nor are they greater. We have a way of wanting things to be laid out in order and know who is above another, yet in the kingdom of God there is no one greater than another and we are all equal.
We need to understand what it is to be a servant of others in order to lead people to the place God has for us.
So lower yourself and love as God loves you.
Love People. Love God.