~Do you know anyone like James and John, blustering and bullying their way through life with the mistaken notion they know better than anyone else? Or perhaps do you see yourself as being this way? Did Jesus expect them to change immediately?

~Eventually, James and John changed, being persecuted and tortured by those they would have formerly bullied. They never used their miraculous powers for themselves. James’ death was by the sword, and John’s likely occurred in exile. How strong do you think their spirits were to give in and not fight back?

~Have you been trying to push anyone to think your way? Considering Jesus’ way and the way of his aides in changing people, what do you think would be the best way for you to influence your friends?