Monday, January 29, 2018

5th after epiphany year b - mark

Mark 1:29-39
29As soon as Jesus and the disciples left the synagogue,
     they entered the house of Simon and Andrew,
          with James and John. 
          30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever,
               and they told Jesus about her at once. 
          31Jesus came and took her by the hand and lifted her up.
               Then the fever left her,
                    and she began to serve them.

32That evening, at sundown,
     they brought to Jesus all who were sick or possessed with demons. 
          33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 
          34And Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases,
               and cast out many demons;
                    and Jesus would not permit the demons to speak,
                         because they knew him. 
35In the morning,
     while it was still very dark,
          Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place,
               and there he prayed. 
          36And Simon and his companions hunted for Jesus. 
               37When they found him,
                    they said to him,
                         “Everyone is searching for you.” 
               38Jesus answered,
                    “Let us go on to the neighboring towns,
                         so that I may proclaim the message there also;
                              for that is what I came out to do.” 
                    39And he went throughout Galilee,
                         proclaiming the message in their synagogues
                              and casting out demons.

Queeries for the text:
Why does Mark care so much about what time it is?
Do Jesus and the disciples just care about Simon's mother-in-law so that she'll serve them?
Why is Jesus afraid of the ones who know him saying something?
Is Jesus an introvert?
Are Simon and his companions hunting because they're afraid Jesus will leave without them?
Who is "everyone"?
Is casting out demons just assumed to be part of "proclaiming the message"?
What did the dark night sky look like to Jesus when he prayed?
Does Jesus like the dark as much as I do?
Why is Jesus always moving on?

What are your queeries?

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