SYNOPSIS: Disciples of Jesus must live in conscious service of others, especially of the weak. To abuse the weak is what it means for a disciple to become one whose “salt is salt-less” – Mark 9:38-50.
(Mark 9:38-40) – “John said unto him — Teacher! we saw someone in thy name casting out demons — and we forbade him, because he was not following with us. But Jesus said — Do not forbid him! For no one is there who shall do a work of power in my name, and have power, soon, to revile me; for whosoever is not against us is for us.” (Parallel passage: Luke 9:49-50. Compare, Matthew 10:42). Continue reading Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples