Jesus turns tradition in its head by teaching that the last shall be first, and the first shall be last. By accepting this truth, every Christian is oriented to service.

Is my life tangibly oriented to others? Do I think of the needs of others before my own? Do my words and deeds inspire others to service?

Dear Jesus, may I serve others as faithfully and well as you do. By embracing the mystery of being the best, may I please God.