Mark 9:30-37
17th Sunday after Pentecost

As we continue in our series "On The Way: Scenes from Following Jesus," we again hear Jesus challenge his own disciples' conceptions of what it meant for him to be the "messiah," the "Christ," God's anointed one. Jesus' way bypasses the ways of greater and lesser, first and last, by which our world typically operates... bypasses them and even stands them on their heads.