In Luke 22:25-26, those in authority are referred to as 'benefactors' - the idea was that those in authority were for the benefit of society. But Jesus includes this in what he wants his followers to be different from - "But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves." (v.26). He is turning hierarchy on its head! He is not just challenging its abuse, but its very place in the kingdom community.
The world does not need more authority of its own kind. It needs a radical redefinition and re-modelling of authority in terms of servant-hood, self-sacrificial love and the empowerment of others.