“The king should be the servant of his people, and seek to uplift them and their lives.”
― Aleksandra Laylan
When Jesus’s disciples were arguing over who would sit next to him in the kingdom of heaven, he called them to him, and said:
You know that the princes of the foreigners rule over them, and those who are powerful exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so in the kingdom of heaven. Rather, the ones who are great will be those who minister to others, and the chief among you will be your servants. For I came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and would gladly give my life as ransom for others.
Jesus believed so strongly that the kingdom of heaven was immanent that, rather than allow his movement to be suppressed and fade into obscurity, he was willing to risk his life to bring his message to the people of Jerusalem.