This week, we dive into Mark 9:30-37, the second time Jesus foretells his death…and the second time the disciples step in it. Don’t worry; third time’s a charm.
In this second bite at the apple, the disciples are shamed by the fact that they are being complete idiots when Jesus makes his second declaration. They are arguing about who is best, and from what I can tell, should have known better. But Jesus doesn’t miss a beat and comes out and drops a truth bomb on their heads: none of them is best.