Gloss on Mark 9: 36-37

As Mark tells it,
Jesus put a child in the midst of them,
but Mark forgot to mention the kid
was a little pudgy, some early acne,
playing a hand-held video game.
Not a superpower kid.
Not even an adorable and hungry child
that makes you want to donate money
or go on a mission trip.
Not your kid,
or the one you would like
to remember right now.
Just a kid who breaks something
she shouldn’t touch,
who tries his parents’ wine
and fills it back with water.
OK – by now,
it’s pretty much all water.

When Jesus touches
the stereotype of greatest,
all our stereotypes are broken.

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14 Responses to Gloss on Mark 9: 36-37

  1. Jessica McArdle says:

    Truly! Thank you, Maren.

  2. rosalisali@aol.com says:

    When Jesus touches the stereotype of greatest, all our stereotypes are broken.

              Maren,  you have “Beginner’s Mind”.         Mark

  3. Margaret Wolcott says:

    Love this!

  4. Guess what just got added to my sermon… Oh, thank you so much, Maren.

  5. beegood1 says:

    Amen

    Sent from my iPhone

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  7. Pastor Liz Yoho says:

    Ahhhh! A refreshing challenge and eye opening. Thank you!

    Peace, Liz

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