Jesus made Himself of no reputation, took on the form of a servant, lived without sin, and died on the cross in order to redeem us from sin and death so that we would reign with Him now. James and John want the crown without the cross, but sometimes we don’t even want the crown. We want the couch until Christ comes back. But the way of Christ is cross and then crown, humility and then greatness. Even though our final glorification will occur at the resurrection, Jesus shows us how to follow Him now.