Today’s Gospel tells us that the disciples continue to misunderstand what the ‘Son of Man’ is to undergo. While Jesus is speaking about his suffering, death and rising, the disciples are quibbling over ‘Who is the greatest’ among them. They have missed the point. By embracing a child, Jesus tells them who he is: ‘the One who has come to serve’. He takes the hand of a child and tells the disciples to be like a child, servant of all, even of this little one. For Jesus greatness is to serve all, the ‘little ones’, the poor and the needy . For us today the challenge is the same, to Follow the Call of Jesus – to die to self and to be a servant of others. 

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