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MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2022

Luke 9:46-50

An argument started between the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus knew what thoughts were going through their minds, and he took a little child and set him by his side and then said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For the least among you all, that is the one who is great.’

John spoke up. ‘Master,’ he said ‘we saw a man casting out devils in your name, and because he is not with us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘You must not stop him: anyone who is not against you is for you.’


Reflection

When Jesus speaks about the least among us being the greatest, he is speaking against power and control. He is effectively asking his disciples to become vulnerable. It is out of our vulnerability that we are most often of use to people. When Jesus engaged with people he did not do so from a position of power. Instead he became one with them. he sat and ate and drank with them and put himself at their service. The second point that Jesus makes in today's gospel, is that God works where and through whom she chooses. We do not tell God what he may or may not do!

 
 

 

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