21st Sunday after Pentecost
Just before this week’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, for the third time, that they are headed to Jerusalem where he will be arrested, mocked, beaten and killed; and after three days, rise from the dead. And in this week’s gospel what do the disciples argue about? Well, who among them is more important. Yikes! Jesus will ransom them from separation from God, and they are concerned only about who gets the seats of honor. Actually, it won’t be any of them, it will be two thieves – the people Jesus came to ransom.