Daily Word Of God
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 someone 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.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- It is obvious that some people, including those serving God in the Church, are seeking recognition, power and position.
- Jesus chose a child who has no position from amongst the grown- ups to “sit by His side.” He then explains how we are to have a childlike attitude, be humble and serve those who are in need especially the poor, oppressed and depressed.
- Let us pray for God’s graces to overcome our pride, greed and self- glorification, so that our lives will be moulded by Christ’s teachings and our service motivated by His Greater Glory.