Mark 9:33-37 & John 13:3 – “Last is the New First” We all want to be first. We all want to be great; we want our lives to have influence and make an impact. It’s fascinating that Jesus doesn’t rebuke people for these desires, in fact, he tells His followers how to be great. His claim is you become great not by stepping over and using other people, but rather by serving them. He claims, “The first will be last and the last will be first. If you want to be the greatest, you must become the servant of all.” What a counter-intuitive paradoxical invitation!