Contributed by William Mouser on Sep 24, 2006
In contrast to the ambition to acquire the applause and approval of men, Jesus turns his disciples toward the powerless -- toward children -- as exemplars of Himself, His Father, and the ones his disciples should seek to serve.
Psalm 54, Wisdom 1:16 - 2:22, James 3:16-4:6, Mark 9:30-37
Apostles, Christians, and Children
Sometimes, the disciples of Jesus don’t come off very well in the gospels, and today’s Gospel lesson is one of those times. Jesus tells them again, as he is doing more and more often at this point in