23 Sun Sep 2018
For 23 September 2018, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Mark 9:30â€“37
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, â€œThe Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death he will rise.â€ But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him. They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, â€œWhat were you arguing about on the way?â€ But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, â€œIf anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.â€ Taking a child he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it he said to them, â€œWhoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives 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.