Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors [hupernikomen] through him who loved us. Romans 8:37

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Jesus invites a child into His inner circle

"And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them..." Mark 9:36 [ESV]

"Jesus is making an astounding claim: our treatment of the lowly, the 'nobodies' of the world, is the measure of our treatment of God himself."  - Mary Healy, The Gospel of Mark, page 186

"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me."  Mark 9:37 [ESV]

"...if a friend sends someone to us, there is an implied obligation. We welcome these strangers because they are important to our friend, and then in a very real sense we are welcoming our friend."   - Ronald J. Kernaghan, Mark, page 182

No comments:

Post a Comment