Suffer, greatness, servant

Mark 10:38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?39 They said to Him, “We are able. So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism…

Good teacher, riches, eternal life

Mark 10: 17 Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do…

Salt, trial, living sacrifice

Mark 9:49 “For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” In the scriptures just before this Jesus is talking about not causing little ones who believe in him to sin and…

Greatest, elitist, rather do good

Mark 9: 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 For the one who…

My little story….part 2

At the end of August 2021, we got covid again. Yes, again. Last time we got it – it wasnt even supposed to be in USA yet. (read that blog at the link) And yet… we got it. This time… the experience, was in my opinion, a policy crap show. There is something unique that…

Crumbs, intercession, redemption

Today’s reading was so good. It is Mark 7:24-37 – read this beautiful section of scripture. Mark 7:27 And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the…