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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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Gospel text (Mk 9:30-37): They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus Christ announces, for the first time, His passion, death and resurrection. Did his disciples comprehend Him? It does not seem so! After the crucifixion they did not expect Jesus’ resurrection. They had not heard Him! Even though the Lord had been repeating it, time and again.

-How come that we do not "listen" to what God is telling us? Because we are distracted by calculating and discussing who is the bigger, or the more important, or the more...