Greatness, by Jesus

Matthew 20:17–28
Martin Luther King Jr commented on greatness, the way of Jesus:
"And so Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness. If you want to be important – wonderful. If you want to be recognized – wonderful. If you want to be great – wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness.
“. . . by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
"You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant."
Come, Holy Spirit, teach me about true greatness in your kingdom.  Give me a heart and a disposition that seek to serve and not to be served, to love more than to be loved, and to give rather than to receive."

Picture of Therese of Lisieux with quote
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