Jesus' life would not be considered successful or fulfilling by any human standards. He died young, never married, no kids, no fortune, no following when he died, disgraced and humiliated.
Before his death, he spent several hours in an upper room with his few disciples teaching them for what would be his last opportunity. They call it the upper room discourse, or the farewell discourse. In John 13 Jesus does an extraordinarily uncommon thing, in breach and break of all social protocol. He washes his followers' feet.
Then he teaches them something that all of us as pastors need so badly to heed. Humble service. As Jeff speaks about the spiritual life of a pastor, he recalls the scene...