If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all. Mark 9:35
Scripture and the Saints agree, to seek the Kingdom of God, we must become the least of all. We need to think of others first and be always ready to serve. That is such a radical message in our world (and perhaps even in Jesus' 1st century world as well). We are constantly barraged with messages to improve ourselves, to make ourselves more important. We are told that the person with the corner office or the movie star making millions is more important that anyone else. Those with money have privilege.
What do we value in our own lives? Who do we value? Those are questions well worth dwelling on.