The mother of the sons of Zebedree seeks places of honor alongside Jesus for her boys. Jesus uses this occasion to teach them and us that the only honor for a Christian is service. The only prize granted is sacrifice.

What does it mean to me to believe that sacrifice saves? How do I respond when I am tempted to seek a higher place? Am I ready today to sacrifice?

Dear Jesus, grant me a measure of humility. May I accept sacrifice as an opportunity to join in Your mission and ministry.