“But Jesus called them to Himself and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant’” (Matthew 20:25-26).
To those upon whom the church is to be built (all disciples), the charge is to take all our ambitious desires, that are by nature self-serving and self-promoting, and to redirect those energies toward an unprecedented objective of serving others. To give oneself as a servant, slave, and ransom is an organizational model having no secular counterpart. Only eyes for the Kingdom will develop a heart for the lowly.