When Jesus predicts His passion for the third time, James and John respond by seeking positions of honor. Ambition for service of self is a real temptation for everyone.

The humility of Jesus is juxtaposed alongside the ambition of James and John. Greatness came from service; weakness is shown by ambition.

O gracious God, grant me a bumble heart. May I endeavor to imitate Jesus today by serving others before myself.