Mark 10:35-45

A couple of weeks ago we looked at a text in Mark 9 in which Jesus has outlined his impending arrest, death, and resurrection, and the disciples had reacted mostly by worrying about who was the greatest.  Jesus responded to them by reminding them that they were called to a life of servanthood.  Here we are, only one chapter later in Mark, and they’re at it again.  What is it about disciples (in the first century and today) that we seem to love the idea of Jesus as Lord, but don’t really relish the lordship he establishes?  I think if Mark 10 were a Facebook invite, many of us might immediately choose to “like” it, but would be less inclined to commit to attending.  How can we find the faith and strength to serve Jesus by serving the world?  What keeps us from this path?