James and John’s mommy wants her boys in the front of the line. The other disciples get mad because they didn’t get their mommy there first. Jesus sees that they are concerned with positions, placement and authority in the kingdom. Sensing a teaching moment, he turns the tables and tells them that those in first position in the Kingdom are servants, even slaves, for the sake of others and for Christ. This is the way Jesus lived, and it’s the way he calls us to live.