Who is the Greatest
While Jesus was trying to tell his disciples about his impending passion and death, they were arguing about who was the greatest. The ludicrousness of this discussion in the light of the solemn revelation of the passion makes us realize that, no matter where we are on the path of conversion, we can be distracted by trivial things. The disciples were embarrassed because Jesus asked them what they were arguing about. They knew that who was the greatest really did not matter in the eyes of God. God asks us to be smallest, not greatest. On the path of conversion, we need to pray that we not become distracted from our goal but to focus our attention on Jesus. He is the greatest.