First, they’re going to be out looking for that pesky groundhog.
You know, the one who’s supposed to see his shadow so we actually get some winter before it turns spring.
What do you mean, we don’t have any groundhogs here?
That’s terrible! You mean we’re not going to get any snow?
Could somebody please send me some snow?
Anyway, after everybody finishes looking for that groundhog – that they’re not going to find if they live near me – they’re going inside to watch the Super Bowl.
And after that they’ll remember all the things they should have been doing and nobody’s going to read my blog.
You said two of Jesus’ disciples want to be on each side of Him?
Jesus will have trouble passing any fish to me then.
I’d better do something about this.
Yes, I’m listening to the story.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”
“What do you want me to do for you?” He asked.
They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
I’m sure Jesus would rather have a dog by His side.
I am listening.
“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”
There’s just water in that cup, right?
And baptism, isn’t that kind of like going swimming?
I’m all in!
“We can,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”
See, I knew it!
I’m sure there’s a spot right next to Jesus prepared for a dog.
I’m listening! Do you think I’d know what to say if I wasn’t listening?
When the ten heard about this,…
The ten and the dog – that’s me.
…they became indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”
What!? I have to be a servant and a slave?
There must be some other way.
That’s too hard.
Jesus continued, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Okay, if Jesus can do it I guess I can too.
Hey person, here’s your slippers.
I did not take them off your feet so I could give them to you!