Fairfield Church 23rd September 2018
After a fantastic retreat week on Iona (photos to follow) this is Sally prepping this week’s service on an Exec Coach somewhere in between Oban and Glasgow airport. 21 of us have prayed, walked, laughed, sang, danced, reflected, been creative, flown, trained, bussed… and sailed, some of us having also had sea sickness on the way to and from Staffa (well worth it to visit Fingal’s Cave)
This week’s reading is from Mark and you can read it below.
Mark 9:30-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection
30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32 But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
Who Is the Greatest?
33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
Can you think of a time where you rushed ahead, when on hindsight, taking your time would have been more insightful?
Read the last verse, what does that say to you?
What can we take away from this reading to include in our life going forward?