Commentary on the Gospel of
It is the ego that has to stake a claim to being the greatest. It is a false identity; so everything can threaten it; therefore it is always on high alert. Our true being makes no such claim; quite the opposite. Jesus sat down with them and patiently explained, “If someone wants to be first, let him be the last of all and servant of all. To illustrate what he said, he put a little child before them. Our true being looks at the world with wonder instead of criticism and competition, and it looks up at God with wordless trust.