Mark 10:44

And whosoever of you will be the first, shall be servant of all.
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Callistus I of Rome

AD 222
And in another passage He says: "And whosoever of you is the greater, shall be your servant"

John Chrysostom

AD 407
He erased the curse, he triumphed over death, he opened paradise. He struck down sin, he opened wide the vaults of the sky, he lifted our first fruits to heaven, he filled the whole world with godliness. He drove out error, he led back the truth, he made our firstfruits mount to the royal throne. He accomplished so many good deeds that neither I nor all humanity together could set them before your minds in words. Before he humbled himself, only the angels knew him. After he humbled himself, all human nature knew him. You see how his humbling of himself did not make him have less but produced countless benefits, countless deeds of virtue, and made his glory shine forth with greater brightness. God wants for nothing and has need of nothing. Yet, when he humbled himself, he produced such great good, increased his household, and extended his kingdom. Why, then, are you afraid that you will become less if you humble yourself? On the Incomprehensible Nature of God

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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