I first approached this passage with some incredulity. The followers of Jesus, his disciples, the very men first chosen to hear the Son of Man’s teachings, are arguing about who is the greatest amongst themselves. Greatest in what? Knowledge? Who can run the fastest?

The Holy Spirit has descended on the first disciples, those who would come together to form a new community centered around their Crucified and Risen Messiah. Does this Holy Spirit pouring out have any connection to Jesus’s words on Sabbath?

I sat in a meeting last week and we had all come to the table feeling tired, distracted, and trying to beat the post lunch slump.  With that a friend spoke up and suggested it might be good to pray to focus, reflect and centre ourselves.  

It is easy to read the Bible (okay, it’s definitely not, but bear with me)... It’s easier to read the Bible without throwing your hands up in despair or furrowing your brow in confusion, when you know how it ends.