Tibetan Script Gospel Meditation – Mark 9:33-37

Mark 9.33-37 w B

Mark 9:33-37

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.

So soon the disciples forgot the uncomfortable words that Yeshu had spoken about his death! They wanted to be chief ministers in his kingdom, they wanted to sit on the highest cushion next to Him.

And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

In the privacy of a house Yeshu calls a solemn meeting; he as Teacher seated and his chosen disciples around him. See how he rebukes them. It is an object lesson, with just a child as its focus. How serious a lesson is it?                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer:   ………………………… What does he do? He looks to the boy. The man wanting to be first minister wants the world to look at him. But Yeshu looks to the boy and cradles him in his arm. Is Yeshu’s heart high-minded or low?                                                                                                                     Answer:    ………………………..  The disciple of Yeshu must be last, not first; not high like an official, but low and servant-hearted. If a man shows such unselfish love to a child – and as a disciple of Jesus receives him – is it just that unimportant person whom is he receiving?                                                                                                                                                                             Answer:   …………………………. Or might it also be Yeshu himself?                                                                                                                                           Answer:   ………………………….. Or is it indeed more than Yeshu; is it the Father-Son Himself?                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Answer:   ……………………………

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