Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” Jesus seems unimpressed with John’s boasting that sets their ministry over and above that of others who are different, unconnected or functioning without the disciple’s knowledge or approval. Are there ministries that you would secretly love to stop? Why? What is the connection with the disciple’s debate of who is the greatest (Mark 9:43-48)? – Forgive our foolish pride O Lord and grant that we might have the mind and heart of Christ.