As disciples of Christ, we are called to live in a spirit of service to God’s will. It is easy to jostle for positions that others notice or seem to lead to power. Following Jesus means being open to taking last place. James and John – and their mother – wanted to be noticed. The rebuke of the Lord applies to all of us. The last shall be first. O God, help me to be humble. Give me the strength of character to imitate the One whom you call me to follow.