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Mark 9:33-37

Then Jesus and the disciples came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?" But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me."

Mark 9:33-37
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    • The apostles were just as people still are: competitive, making comparisons, wanting to be right. If I notice these patterns in myself, I ask for the healing I need. I pray that I may realise that all that matters is how I welcome God's reign.
    • I ask God to bless my memory and to show me how I, as a child, was innocent and trusting. I consider this, not sentimentally, but so that I might appreciate what Jesus is saying. I ask that I now receive God's word in trust and faith.
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    • This is a call to a life of radical humility and service, following the pattern of Jesus' own life. How do I hear his call to be /last and servant of all?/ Does it challenge me? Does it leave me feeling insecure? Do I feel I'm at the bottom of the heap anyway? Can I hear the tender challenge of Jesus calling me to join him in his way of living?
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • This is a call to a life of radical humility and service, following the pattern of Jesus' own life. How do I hear his call to be /last and servant of all?/ Does it challenge me? Does it leave me feeling insecure? Do I feel I'm at the bottom of the heap anyway? Can I hear the tender challenge of Jesus calling me to join him in his way of living?