Jesus uses the ambition of the mother of James and John for her sons to teach a powerful lesson about service. The most sublime honor in the Christian life is to exceed all others in service.

Ambition to service makes us most like Jesus. He always strives to find the person most in need and to attend to them.

Dear Jesus, may Your life of humble service inspire me to be attuned to those most in need. May I serve You today when I encounter the least among my companions.