He takes a child and put the child in their midst. If the disciples were talking amongst themselves, Jesus now puts a child in their midst – and right there provides the first lesson: conversation must not only be amongst yourselves. It must include such one as this.You must not only talk about the child, you must talk to and with such one as this. A community that includes the child, the weak, the vulnerable.

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