It is not a matter of whether one is greater than another, but whether or not either or both are willing to obey God’s will. The focus of our lives should never be ourselves, and particularly not our importance. God has a plan for us that will work to our benefit if we do our bit. This is what we should focus on — hearing God’s will for our lives and following it.
46 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. 47 Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.” 49 Then John said in reply, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow in our company.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”
t h i n k : God has a plan for us that will work to our benefit if we do our bit.