Just after Christ prophesied his passion, the Zebedees, James and John, wanted an assurance of their place in glory. They understood very little about the mission of Christ. “Gentiles are the ones who want to make their authority felt.”
A lot of people are scrambling for positions, power and authority. The noble desire to serve may end up as self-serving. Adulation, recognition, pride and desire for money can destroy the best intentions. Christ chose the path of being the least, to become a servant. He was insulted, spat on, laughed at, and died on the cross, an instrument to punish criminals. He underwent all these out of love for us. Love should then be the reason behind all forms of leadership and service.