It happened among Jesus’ closest disciples on His way to Jerusalem to die for them. They argued along the way about who was the greatest. And again here, in Luke 22, at the Last Supper, they are arguing again about who is first.
Jesus reminds us that greatness and power are there to serve others. He has all power to call down angels and blink planets out of existence, and He stoops to wash their feet.
We need to lay down our coveting selfish desires for what we want, and use what God has given us to help others be clean, fed, and holy. Let us confess our sin of coveting influence, popularity, money, and positions of power.
Remember that these are often secret desires that others don’t see. Ps 90:8 - You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance. Heb 4:13 - And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.