GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 21st OCTOBER 2018 – Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 10: 35-45)
The Son of Man came to give his life as ransom for all.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised.?’ They replied, “We can.’ Jesus said to them, The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’