October 21, 2012 Lectionary Reflection

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach reflects on the lectionary texts for October 21.

Today’s Gospel text reminds us of the importance of humility. For the third time in as many chapters, Jesus has just predicted his death and resurrection. And yet, the disciples clearly fail to understand what he is talking about, as James and John immediately launch into an arrogant request—lobbying Jesus to get places of honor granted to the two of them.

Read the entire reflection here.

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