Sunday, February 11, 2018

lent 1 year b - mark

Mark 1:9-15
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee
     and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 
     10And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water,
          he saw the heavens torn apart
          and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.
     11And a voice came from heaven,
          “You are my Child, the Beloved;
               with you I am well pleased.” 
12And the Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness. 
     13He was in the wilderness forty days,
          tempted by Satan;
     and he was with the wild beasts;
     and the angels waited on him.

14Now after John was arrested,
     Jesus came to Galilee,
          proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying,
               “The time is fulfilled,
                    and the reign of God has come near;
                         and believe in the good news.”

Queeries for the text:
Are the angels serving Jesus as unappreciated as the deacons that follow their lead?
How terrifying would a dive-bombing pigeon be?
What has Jesus done to please God?
How long were those "forty days"?
Were the wild beasts friendly to the One who spoke Creation into being?
Why was John arrested?
What kind of "time" is fulfilled?

What are your queeries?

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