Matthew 20:25 “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant . . .” 
I love March Madness. There is something exciting about watching greatness emerge from a field of 64 teams. The stories of young men striving for greatness on the court are inspiring and can inspire us to want to be great as well! Who doesn’t want their one shining moment!
One day Jesus was teaching his disciples when two of them stepped up and asked for greatness. They wanted to stand above the rest of the crowd and be leaders. As you can imagine, this ruffled the feathers of the other disciples and Jesus took the moment to teach about true greatness. He talked about the leadership model that was commonplace during this time. Much like the corporate environment today, leaders pushed others with their position of authority. They called the shots and used their position to their own advantage. Jesus says to do this: “not so with you.” He called his disciples to lead from a position of service. To seek a mutual submission for a better cause. 
How are you leading today? Do your co-workers and employees know that you have their best interest in mind? Do you look for ways for them to advance and better their lives?  Do you give them credit for their ideas and reward them appropriately? How about home? Do you lead at home with a soft presence? Do you serve your wife? 
Take a few moments to read and reflect on Matthew 20 this weekend and lead well this week in your workplace and at home. 
God Bless,