“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.’” (Mark 9:35, NLT)
Jesus doesn’t ignore humanity’s competitive spirit, but He directs it to the channel of service. Few want to go there. Fewer still want to live there; but no where else is leadership — as Jesus defines leadership — to be found.
You will seldom find a queue at the threshold of “service,” but you will always find the company of the risen Christ. Is that enough? – Luther