Sunday, March 28, 2010
After all, while most of us enjoy feeling like a prince or princess, the reality is that the best things in life come about via hours and hours on our hands and knees with a scrubbrush rather than sitting inertly on a throne somewhere.
It occurs to me that it was no mistake that Jesus rode into town on Palm Sunday on the back of a donkey. Not a king riding in on a horse, but a servant who washed the feet of his disciples and said things like: "the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves." (Lk 22:24-27)
True greatness is rarely found in the person letting the clues slip of how important they are; however, it is often found in the one who doesn't need the accolades, because they are more focused at the task at hand than their position in it.
Greatness is never a solo act. And not only do floors get cleaned faster when working together, but working together doesn't need a single person to wear a crown. Instead it celebrates everyone. All together.