For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.—Luke 22:27
Jesus knows who is great. Yet he poses the question to settle the debate. He wants his men, who, by the way, are arguing about who is the greatest, to evaluate who is the greater. And what's so funny about Jesus's question is that the greater one is there—the reclining Jesus is The Greater. He even emphasizes that it is him with his second rhetorical question. "But," and that's the operative word in this text, he came as one who serves. Notice that Jesus is both aware of his greatness yet not unwilling to serve like a lesser. Now, if we could just learn this secret and be less concerned about the debate.
DO THIS: Strive for greatness, serve like the lesser.
PRAY THIS: God, may I know you, myself, and even more what keeps me strong and humble.