EXPLORING THE BIBLE
2nd Sunday in Lent Feb 28th 2021 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9
Choosing names for our children is a fascinating exercise connecting them with their past and with our hopes for their future.
We’re familiar with gentle images of the Holy Spirit, but Mark here has, “And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness?”
In the transfiguration we travel from ordinary life, up an ordinary mountain, through an extraordinary experience, and back down the ordinary mountain to an ordinary life.
God is up in a balloon watching over us all from a distance.
If the wisdom of the universe and the keys to the mega and metaphysical mysteries can be found in any one human being, I want to be friends with that person.
How will we respond to Jesus when he says; “Follow me”?