Proverbs 31:10-31 | Psalm 1 | James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a | Mark 9:30-37
- What is Jesus' understanding of greatness? How does it compare with yours?
- Who might Jesus be setting in our midst today while saying, “whoever welcomes one such...welcomes me”?
- In what ways do our own vulnerabilities as individuals and as a church shape how we care for others?
In the midst of the struggle against apartheid, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu walked by a construction site on a temporary sidewalk wide enough for only one person at a time to pass. A white man appeared on the other end, recognized the Bishop as one of the leaders instigating reform in the system of white privilege for which he stood, and said, “I don’t make way for gorillas.” At which Tutu stepped aside, made a deep sweeping gesture, and said, “Ah, yes, but I do.”[i]