Honestly, what is this woman thinking? Jesus has just finished telling His disciples that He must suffer a horrible death and she pips in, curtsey et al, to ask for a ‘public declaration’ of positions and power, for her boys. Cleary she had heard that Jesus had given the keys of the kingdom to Peter and now she must have been wondering, ‘what are my boys going to get?’ Perhaps she may have noticed that Jesus’ inner circle of three consisted of her boys and Peter. It was this trio who was always around the Lord at those special moments, like the Transfiguration. Would her boys loose out to the ministerial positions in the kingdom of Jesus? And so she moves in to outflank the rest, in favour of her boys. But has Mrs. Zebedee put her foot into her mouth?

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