There is only one success . . . to be able to spend your life in your own way. (Christopher Morley, 20th-century American journalist)

The American mantra seems to be “I did it my way.” It might be good to ask if “my way” is always the best way. My way may bring a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, but what are its ultimate consequences personally and socially? Surely, we’ve grown past the childish “me first” attitude. Jesus had a better idea for living a significant life.

Whoever wants to become prominent among you shall be your servant, and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. (Matthew 20:26-28)