Reflection on Mark 9 for w/c 23rd September


AS GREAT AS A CHILD - Jesus revolutionised the disciples’ understanding of what it means to be great!  He turned superiority upside down.  Using a child as a visual aid, He challenged the disciples by telling them that the one who wants to be the greatest must be last of all and servant of all, like a child, in fact.

Spend a few moments picturing this beautiful scene of Jesus holding the child.  Then look around today and find an opportunity to welcome a child in Jesus’ name, either directly or by supporting in prayer or by helping those who care for children in your church and in the community.

†   Lord, your love and acceptance of all your children, old and young, is so wonderful.  Help me to share your love and acceptance with the children in my church and my community.