May 22, 2018 – Tuesday
Gospel – Mk 9:30-37
Today Jesus shows us another aspect of this ‘ordinary state’—to be disciples who are undergoing training under the care of a teacher.
We see today Jesus as that kind and patient teacher who walks side by side with us, teaching us his ways . . . honestly we are far of thinking and acting like him!
The reading highlights the contrast between the way of thinking of the disciples and that of Jesus: while he was explaining to them that he would lay down his life for many, they were arguing about who was the greatest. But Jesus does not lose hope in them and, instead of giving long discourses, he teaches them who is the most important by placing a little child in their midst.
Let us allow Jesus, our Good Teacher, to walk with us today and contrast our way of thinking, acting, and even feeling. Let us be aware that we are disciples—we need to learn, and we need the constant guidance of this good Teacher.