In today’s Gospel Jesus teaches his disciples that whoever wishes to be great among them must be a servant, just as he came to be a servant. Good stewards know that their “greatness” is found in God, and is affirmed by a serving heart, a Spiritfilled life, a humble walk and a commitment to acting in ways that glorify God.

The “greatness” we feel about ourselves is rooted in a proper view of God in our lives and a proper view of our place in creation. It is from here that we derive our sense of identity and our belief that human life is particularly valuable. Not to be a servant of the Gospel and others would be poor stewardship. In what ways do we serve the Gospel in our daily lives?