Luke 18: 35-44 “Are you able to drink the cup that I will drink?”
Here is one of those accounts in the gospels which show the real humanity of the Apostles. James and John come to Jesus asking to have places of power in the Kingdom. “Let us sit one on right and one on your left in your Kingdom.” I am sure Jesus shook his head and wondered why he ever came. “It’s not about power, it is about your willingness to sacrifice. It is about you loving your neighbor. It is about giving it all up for the sake of the Kingdom. It is about losing your life for my sake.” Jesus doesn’t want those who hunger and thirst after power and fame. Jesus wants those who a have humble, servant’s heart. Amen.