He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms,1 he said to them,
"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."2
"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."3
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