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Who's Got the Power?

Poor Jesus! Every time he asked his followers to be childlike they thought he meant childish – and so they were. “Jesus, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us” (Mk. 9:38). James and John: “Jesus, grant that we may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left when you enter into your glory” (Mk. 10:37). All of them: “A dispute arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest” (Lk. 22:24). It’s enough to make a grown man (or Son of Man) cry! And most of these are little more than squabbles over sandbox superiority: Who’s got the power? Who’s going to get the power? Who gets to use the power? The