Today’s daily message is dedicated to the Gospels, as the angels had instructed me to write on the Gospels every Sunday . This is from the Gospel of Mark 9: 30-37
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.
They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in the their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”
Jesus wants all of us to be like servants of the Kingdom of God. The child not only represents the pure in spirit or the least in the kingdom, but also represents the disciples and the servants of God, which is how the disciples and servants are seen spiritually- as children of God.
Jesus had pointed out this teaching because he knew what the disciples were arguing about and encouraged meekness through this teaching. To understand Jesus, they must understand that the least will be greatest and the greatest will be least- for God even made the small bee , with the noblest of all jobs in His Kingdom. Even Jesus, who came as the Divine Son of God, humbled himself as a servant of all- representing God accurately with humility, meekness and obedience – even until death.
This is a great message to all of us, as we are all called to be , and are, children of the Most High. Jesus asks us to be servants in His Kingdom and to welcome those who have the Light of God/the Light of Christ, even unknowing of such, for there are none without his love.
Inspired by the Angel Team
Ref: Workbook for Lectors ,Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word 2015