Jesus tells us that greatness is not something one seeks, but a gift that seeks the person (Mark 9:30-37). History's most effective leaders have often been men and women who had greatness thrust upon them by events not of their own making. Rather than positioning themselves to be number one, they served others well, faithfully and generously only to discover they were the leader all along. Let's not miss the child being held in our Lord's arms. What if being number one boiled down to living in such a trusting naive relationship with Jesus Christ that we could freely serve others knowing that our needs have already been met? What if winning in life actually meant making others number one because we knew in our soul that God had already claimed us all for his very own?
- Deacon Robert