Tag: Lent

2019 Lent Day 16: Mark 6:14-29

Mark 6:14-29 Who said it was easy? If anyone in the gospels, other than Jesus, can be said to have been a model of obedience and Kingdom Building, it is John the Baptist. There may be others (Mary comes to mind), but definitely John the Baptist is in that group. Yet what is his fate?…

Lent Day 12: Mark 5:1-20

Mark 5:1-20 The Demonic and today Earlier in the Gospel of Mark, and throughout many places in the Gospels, there is mention of those who are demon possessed. Today we are tempted not to think much of it. Perhaps, we may reason, this was just an ancient attempt at understanding mental as well as physical…

2019 Lent Day 2: Mark 1:16-28

Mark 1:16-28 Calling Jesus begins his ministry in Mark’s gospel with a focus on people. He sees them and calls them. Much has been made by many others, and rightly so, about the turn Jesus exhibits here. Only the most scholastic or the most connected would have had even the opportunity to follow a rabbi…