Amid the general wonder and admiration at all he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, “What I now say is for you. The son of Adam is going to be given up into the power of men.”
But they did not understand what he said; it had been hidden from them so they should not perceive its drift; and they were afraid to ask him what it meant.
A dispute arose among them: which of them was the greatest?
Jesus knew what was passing in their minds, so he took a child by the hand and stood him at his side, and said, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me receives the One who sent me. For the least among you all– He is the greatest.”
“Master,” said John, “we saw a man casting out devils in your nam, but as he was not one of us we tried to stop him.”
Jesus said to him, “Do not try to stop him, for he who is not against you is on your side.”