Mark 10:42-45, NIV:  Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

How well we respond to being served, may say as much about us as how well we serve others. Throughout life, most of us will find ourselves in a situation wherein we are the ones being served. For instance, when ordering food in a restaurant, how should I treat the person who is waiting on me? Do I have the right to treat that person as a lesser person than myself? Do I deserve to be “King for a day,” as though I have the right to have my demands met immediately? Consider Jesus, the Son of God, yet stooping to wash the feet of men. He served others gladly and with genuineness. He maintained perspective so that when others served Him, He did not look down on them, but loved them and lifted them up. The selfish part of who we are desires to be served, and be esteemed as worthy of such service. Yet Christ in us would seek to serve others—even those whose job it would seem is to serve us.