Which of them was the greatest

September 28, 2015 6:00 am

“An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side and said to them, ‘Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.’” (LK 9: 46-48)

Very natural among men is the tendency to compete: “which of them is the greatest.” The “intention of their hearts” could be very dangerous for them and for the mission. The main mission for the apostles is to be ambassadors of God’s love and to imitate and embody Jesus’ mission. The simplicity, trust and dependence of children illustrates the true nature of their mission better than greatness.

“The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Gospel Acclamation)


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