Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Living Spiritual Rhythms - May 15

To hear and read the story of Mark is to enter a narrative world of conflict and drama, possession and dispossession, subversive reversals of perspective, intrigue, mystery, and strange riddles, with Jesus as its central protagonist. It is far from a simple or nice story, filled with easy answers or a basic list of rules to follow. Readers, in contrast, are challenged to participate in the story and to lose their lives for Jesus’ sake in order to find them. What? Outrageous! Yet, as the world of self-serving power, greed, and control is shattered, readers are invited to embrace a possible world that will lead them to life after death.