Reflection on Mark 9:30-37 ~
We have the advantage of knowing what the disciples had yet to comprehend in their time with Jesus. What remains for us is to welcome the risen Jesus into our entire being. Jesus has taught us that children are important, they deserve to be loved, and we should be ready to do anything for our children. Please join me for a moment to pray for those who in their desire to know Christ better, humbly serve children and all those young and old whose disabilities limit them to childlike needs.
Jesus and the Little Child, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
Mark 9 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection
30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32 But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
Who Is the Greatest?
33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this Mark 9:30-37 Reflection – Humbly Serve Children.