“True power is service”. This is the concept that on 21 May 2013 Pope Francis reiterated during Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae Chapel, commenting on a previously preached passage from the Gospel of Mark (9: 30-37).
According to the Gospel, “the fight for power in the Church should not exist. Or else it should be the fight for true power, that which He taught us with His example: the power of service. True power is service. He came not to be served, but to serve. And His service was the service of the Cross: He bowed down, until He died, death on the Cross, for us; to serve us, to save us ».