Monday, March 19, 2018

True greatness

Morning: Psalm 132; Isaiah 63:7-16; Matthew 1:18-25

You have to feel sorry for Jesus’s disciples – they struggle so hard to catch the drift of his teaching.  In Mark’s Gospel today, though, it’s not complicated.  The disciples expect and argue about who will get exalted status for being a disciple of the Messiah.  Jesus responds to that by saying that the highest place goes to the one who is the servant of all.  He adds that one who welcomes a child has everything, even though in their society children are the lowest of the low.  Jesus turns everything upside down …  True greatness is shown in humility.

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