Monthly Archives: February 2012

And the he was with the wild beasts

Mark 1.9-15 The season of Lent usually begins with a reminder of Jesus’ temptation. Matthew and Luke make a big deal out of this, recounting the situation with great deal of detail. Mark on the other hand zips by it … Continue reading

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Carying and Being Carried

Mark 2.1-12 Four people carry a paralytic to Jesus, dig through the roof, and get their friend right in from of Jesus. The four had to be friends because no one would do something like this on a whim. Doubt … Continue reading

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Deus Vult!

Mark 1.40-45 The battle cry of the Crusades was “Deus Vult!” (God wills it). Even today there are people who are certain that they know the will of God and are going carry it out. Whether ┬áright or left, liberal … Continue reading

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She got up and deaconed

Mark 1. 29-31 So Peter’s mother in law is sick and he tells Jesus about it. Jesus heals her and then she gets up and serves her guests. More than a few of my colleagues get hot under the collar … Continue reading

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