An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Luke 9:46
Do you remember being little and having those ‘my dad’s best’ arguments? Then, we got older and it stopped being about mom and dad – and it became all about us. We don’t often say it out loud (at least not in church), but in reality, our hearts can often drift towards a judgmental, self-promoting spirit, bigging us up, assuming we’re better than other people. It makes us feel secure. Well, it’s good to know it’s not a new thing. Jesus – in His thirties – found Himself hanging around with a bunch of guys who got to arguing about the oh-so-mature topic of… ‘Who will be the greatest?’ Have you noticed, a lot about ‘living for God’ is living in opposites? Loving your enemies instead of hating them. Forgiving people instead of making them pay. Well, when Jesus was dealing with this argument over greatness, He didn’t quote a great philosopher to make His point. Instead, He pointed at a child. Whoever takes the time to do the humble things, like welcoming a child naturally, without fuss, welcomes Him and the One who sent Him, says Jesus.
Heavenly Father, humble me to see others as Your valuable children and to treat them as the precious gifts they are. In Jesus’ Name, Amen