Sunday, January 14, 2018

3rd after epiphany year b - mark

Mark 1:14-20
14Now after John was arrested,
     Jesus came to Galilee,
          proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying,
              “The time is fulfilled,
              and the dominion of God has come near;
                   and believe in the good news.” 
     16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee,
          he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—
              for they were fishermen. 
          17And Jesus said to them,
              “Follow me
              and I will make you fish for human beings.” 
                   18And immediately they left their nets and followed Jesus. 
     19As he went a little farther,
          Jesus saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John,
              who were in their boat mending the nets. 
          20Immediately Jesus called them;
              and they left their father Zebedee in the boat
                   with the hired men,
                        and followed him.

Queeries for the text:
Why was John arrested?  Why does it matter?
What kind of time is Jesus talking about?
Is the Jesus the only one with a claim to the good news?
If fishing is catching and killing fish, does fishing for human beings really foreshadow the crucifixions of Jesus and many of his followers?
Why is it so easy for Jesus to get people to follow him??
How does Zebedee feel when both his sons up and leave him so quickly?
What about Mrs. Z?  How does she feel when she finds out they didn't even say good-bye?

What are your queeries?

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