Mark 9:30-37 --- Jesus' teaching and action in this text are directed to the church whenever it is seduced by the world's definition of greatness: prestige, power, influence, and money. The antidote to such a concern for greatness is servanthood.
Revd. Dr. Gary LeCroy
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Teaneck New Jersey
September 20, 2015 --- Pentecost 17