Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
|Cerezo Barredo's weekly gospel illustration|
Somehow, in this election season, the contrast between the leaders of the Gentiles (i.e. the nations, the politicians, the wealthy and famous) and true leadership and greatness is striking.