True Wisdom

Key Passage

He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)

Questions

Adults: What evidence do you see in the world around you that many do not accept Jesus' teaching on power and ambition?
Children: Why do you think Jesus says if you want to be first you should take care of others?

Readings

First Reading • The Wicked Speak

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • True Wisdom and Worldly Desires

James 3:16—4:3 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Second Teaching of the Paschal Event and Words Against Ambition and Envy

Mark 9:30-37 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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