Commentary on the Gospel of
We seemed to be always caught up with search for power and having. At a glance, power and possessions give us worth and significance. Oftentimes the “world” sees those as signs of growth. We are all called to growth. We invest for that; and we work hard for that. But we have to be careful of how we manage our growth process. Nobody should be marginalized.
The mother of Zebedee’s sons, while asking a ‘rightful’ place for her sons, was marginalizing the others. This claim can’t fit into the ways of the kingdom. In the kingdom nobody is marginalized. So the alternative of Jesus was service because in service everybody grows.