St Therese of the Child Jesus

Luke 9:46-50

The picture of the disciples in this text is not very pretty. Their human ambition has risen to the surface, and they are arguing over which of them is the greatest. Religious folk are not immune to this sin, sometimes we excel at it! According to Jesus discipleship is a way of powerlessness. God is not interested in how much power we have; God is interested in how we powerlessly do God’s will by serving each other. The gospel is all about servant leadership.