In Matthew 20:26-28, Jesus was telling his disciples how to be great in His kingdom. Jesus defines greatness and leadership in a way that is contrary to what we normally see in the world.
According to Jesus, having power or privilege is not what makes you great. Being able to force others to obey you and serve you, does not make you great.
What makes a person great in the Kingdom of God? Jesus tells us that to be great, to be a leader in His Kingdom, we must be willing to serve. We must also have an attitude of humility.
It’s our willingness to humble ourselves and serve others that will make us great people and great leaders in this world and in the Kingdom of God.