Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bonus Reading, Mark

Ranking the Disciples          

Today's reading is Jesus' response to the disciples' attempts to become the most important of Jesus' followers.  After reminding them that he would be crucified (hardly a mark of glory to fight over), he then chastises their arguments about which of them is seen as the greatest in God's eyes.  It is more important to serve God than worry about status.  And it is a better use of time to worry about how not to lead others astray than to worry about status.  (Though I wonder how many of Jesus' disciples heard him, then or now?)

Read Mark 9:30-50  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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