"Whoever is great among you shall be your minister;
For you, brothers, were called for freedom; only do not make your freedom an excuse for self-indulgence, but in love enslave yourselves to one another.
"Not so shall it be among you. But whoever among you wishes to become great, shall be your minister,
Not so shall it be among you. On the contrary whoever would become great among you shall be your servant;
"But you shall not be so. But he who is greater among you let him become like the younger; and he who is leader like him who serves.
If then I have washed your feet, I the 'Master' and the 'Teacher', you also ought to wash one another's feet,
Though free from all men, I make myself the slave of all, that I may win the more.
It is not myself that I proclaim, but Christ Jesus as Master, and myself that I proclaim, and myself your slave for Jesus' sake.
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as though I were beside myself), such, far, more, am I; in labors more abundant, in imprisonments also more abundant, in floggings beyond measure, in deaths often.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,