25th Sunday of Year B
Jesus continues his teaching from Last Sunday. What does it mean to be a Christian in our pluralistic world – a world of various beliefs and spiritualities? He gives the answer through a story about a child. Today he emphasizes humility. The Christian is not one of pride and conceit. He/she is not about domination or making a victory walk that says, “I have conquered in the name of the Lord.” No! This is not the true sign of the Christian. It is about service and dialoguing with those of different beliefs. Jesus teaches these values with the example of a child. To be a member of his kingdom is to be like little children – eager to learn, inquisitive, humble, kind and compassion. It is through these child-like qualities, we will get to know Jesus and eventually discover the infinite love of the heavenly Father.