24 Tue Feb 2009
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, â€œThe Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.â€ But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, â€œWhat were you arguing about on the way?â€ But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, â€œWhoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.â€ Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, â€œWhoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.