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Friday; February 1

Jesus was on a roll.His disciples had just watched as He had been transfigured and joined by Elijah and Moses after which He was praised by a voice from heaven that proclaimed His status.He had healed a boy who was possessed by a spirit.Jesus was making an impact.Yet it was within this setting that Jesus made a rather interesting statement, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9:26).It wouldn’t be long before Jesus would take this message to the extreme when the Son of God would go to the cross to die the death of a criminal so that all mankind could be reconciled to God and saved from our sins. We live in a time when it appears that the best way to get attention is the shout the loudest and make the most outlandish claims.Our political leaders, sports stars, financial gurus and entertainment icons seem to make it a point to be noticed at the expense of the feelings and reputations of others.Yet, is that really what makes people noteworthy?.S…