Â An argument arose among the disciples as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, â€œWhoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest.â€
Â John answered, â€œMaster, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.â€ But Jesus said to him, â€œDo not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.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.