The Greatest Of Teachers

**... better thrown into the sea with a millstone round his neck** (Mark 9:42).

Matthew 21:43
Numbers 11:25-29; Psalms 19:8,10,12-14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:39-43,45,47-48

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There is a Peanuts cartoon in which Little Lucy asks, “You know what your trouble is Charlie Brown?” Then she answers her own question: “The whole trouble with you is you don’t understand the meaning of life!” Whereupon, Charlie Brown looks straight at Lucy and asks, “Do you understand the meaning of life?” Lucy answers, “We’re not talking about me, we’re talking about you.”

In today’s Gospel Lesson, as in all Gospel Lessons, we receive glimpses, large and small, into the meaning of life. And through His life and teachings about who we are and what we ought to do about it, Jesus is talking about you and me, and about our God-given responsibility to deliver the Message of our Master Teacher. We are His surrogate teachers — all of us!

Most of us Christian adults would agree that children should be given every opportunity to grow and develop in harmony with the Gospel Truth about the meaning of their lives. But in order to…

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