Let's say you're walking down the road with Jesus and he asks you, "What do you want? Ask me for anything and I'll give it to you."
What do you ask for?
In this week's Bible reading from Mark 10:35-45, James and John asked for power.
It's easy to think, "That's not what I want. I want something good. I want the world to be a better place!"
Who's to say that James and John didn't want that? Why couldn't a desire for power be about making the world a better place? What better position to do that than from a place of power?
Jesus isn't about places of power. Jesus is about places of weakness. Jesus is about emptying ourselves of the things that we make more important than God.
Even the good things.