We are being trained by the world to pass everything through the filter of ‘Me’: What’s in it for me? What is best for me? What do I think is the right thing to do here?
Here’s what we see the disciples learning: It’s not about you! It’s not about your position, your moral superiority, or self-righteousness. It’s not about making you look good, or feel good, or getting everything you want. Instead, the Christian faith is about Christ and his kingdom, and we are called to lay down our lives in service to and pursuit of his kingdom.