Jesus said (exegesis): Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. Mark 10:43-44.
Jesus teaches us that he leads by example, you cannot preach what is not practiced: Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. Mark 10:43-44.
This teaching of Jesus is a logical consequence of the application of the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", Matthew 7:12, this rule is expressed in another way: "Be imitators of God", Ephesians 5:1.
God's kingdom is servant but at the same time it is sovereign. Is sovereign because it is the government of God among men, the ethical order of the society, the communion: "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had" Acts 4:3
The kingdom of God is servant because when we live according to the commandment of love ("Love your neighbor as yourself", Mark 12:31) we serve others.
Perhaps for some people this teaching of Jesus is impractical but it must be understood that good is expansive, that is, we expand our mercy, our compassion to the other, that is, we work for our good but also to help others to improve. Happiness and joy are shared, without despising anyone.
Believing ourselves better than others, the pride, are signs of a selfishness that does not help the community to grow and improve, a serious defect that Jesus wants to make clear among his disciples, there should be no jealousy or disputes among the followers of the kingdom of God, because these are signs of those who live according to the flesh (a life full of sins).
The opposite of this teaching of Jesus is favoritism, elitism. Favoritism is considered a serious sin: "But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers" James 2:9. Jesus calls us to treat our neighbor as our brothers, and the brothers help each other, and this is the life according to the spirit.
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