Reflection — September 22nd
Yesterday’s account of the rich young ruler didn’t quite end with his disappearance into the crowds, berating himself that he couldn’t take the ultimate step and follow Jesus. Like most events in Jesus’ ministry, the dialogue was transacted and continued in public, leaving the disciples (at least) with further thinking to do. “But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first” (verse 31) demands quite a bit of head and heart work.
Rowan Williams remarks on the conspicuous stupidity of the disciples in Mark’s gospel: “They repeatedly miss the point; they repeatedly have to have
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