Fr Philip’s reflection

The Zebedee boys James and John do not seem to have understood the nature of Jesus’ kingdom.
Both of them want high positions in it!
One sitting on the left and one on the right. Jesus’ kingdom is not of this kind.
Before he becomes glorified he must first be crucified and that was the greatest humiliation of the Roman Empire.
It meant you were a nothing, a zero in their estimation and someone to poke fun at. Of course for those who understood the nature of Jesus’ kingdom it is a kingdom of love and service and putting others first.
Being a zero makes you become a hero!