Wisdom 2:12. 17-20
This is written in the form of a speech by those who in their defiance of God are determined to persecute the virtuous whose lives they see as a reproach to their own. 

James 3: 16-4:3
Peace comes from true wisdom; the cause of strife are found in ourselves.The remedy is selfless prayer. 

Mark 9: 30-37
There is a stark contrast between Jesus who predicts his passion and the disciples who vie with each other over power.