“But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;”
King James Version (KJV)
20:26 Your minister - That is, your servant. #Mt 23:11|.
Mt 20:26 It shall not be so among you. No such lordship, no such authority, can be tolerated in your fraternity. The case is a rebuke of unhallowed ambition. Men prominent in the church should be the first to heed the admonition. Such priestly despotism as the absolute rule of the Catholic, Greek, and of some Protestant churches is at variance with this principle. Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. Your "deacon", "servant". Greatness in the kingdom of heaven consists in "doing", rather than in "being", and in doing for others, rather than for self. Greatness is to be found in service. Only those men are truly great who are the servants of their race, helpers of mankind.