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Luke 9, 46-50

 An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.’ John answered, ‘Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.’

Luke 9, 46-50
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    • Small is beautiful. The ‘little way’ is the way of St. Therese of the Child Jesus – to do the ordinary things with extraordinary love. To do a kind act, no matter how small or insignificant, in Christ’s name, is to do it to him and for him. Do I believe these words deeply enough so as to put them into practice?
    • Jesus was always inclusive in his ministry and in his relations with others. Likewise, anyone who is on the side of goodness and love, truth and justice, is on God’s side.
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    • Imagine the little child in this scene, the expression on the child's face. What is he or she like? Wide-eyed? Innocent? Trusting?
    • Lord, when I begin to feel secure, powerful, on top of things, you unsettle me. You ask me to emulate the powerlessness of children who cannot plan for themselves. You welcome me as a follower, but warn me that I am not your only follower. There are lots of tracks, lots of ways to you. Those who are not against me are for me.
    • I come with all my baggage, my scepticism, competitiveness, self-regard. Can I put this aside and be like the little child?
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Imagine the little child in this scene, the expression on the child's face. What is he or she like? Wide-eyed? Innocent? Trusting?
    • Lord, when I begin to feel secure, powerful, on top of things, you unsettle me. You ask me to emulate the powerlessness of children who cannot plan for themselves. You welcome me as a follower, but warn me that I am not your only follower. There are lots of tracks, lots of ways to you. Those who are not against me are for me.
    • I come with all my baggage, my scepticism, competitiveness, self-regard. Can I put this aside and be like the little child?