They love the best places at feasts and the reserved seats in the synagogues;
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to have people call them "Teacher.'
You must not be called "Teacher,' because you are all equal and have only one Teacher.
And you must not call anyone here on earth "Father,' because you have only the one Father in heaven.
Nor should you be called "Leader,' because your one and only leader is the Messiah.
The greatest one among you must be your servant.
Whoever makes himself great will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be made great.
"How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You lock the door to the Kingdom of heaven in people's faces, but you yourselves don't go in, nor do you allow in those who are trying to enter!