The Gospel of St. Mark was the first Gospel that was written. It was written at least a number of years after Jesus was crucified and is based on what Saint Peter told Saint Mark about the life of Jesus. It is the shortest in length of all the Gospels and if it seems to portray Saint Peter in a critical light, that was due to Saint Peter’s own self-criticism of his lack of faith during Jesus‘s trial that he dictated to Saint Mark. We will find similar passages with respect to the Name of the LORD as seen in the other Gospels.
Jesus‘ words about receiving children in His Name (similar to a post from the Gospel of St. Matthew)
Mark 9:37-39 “Whoever receives one child such as this in My Name, receives Me, and whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but the One Who sent Me.” John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in Your Name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in My Name who can at the same time speak ill of Me.”

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