Study Materials The Gospel According to Mark III As you read chapters 11-16 of the Gospel of Mark, pay particularly close attention to these: That fig tree: It doesn’t seem fair that Jesus would curse a tree that does not bear fruit if it is not the proper season. Biblical scholars think that it represents […]
In his final night with his disciples, Jesus washes their feet and shares a meal with them. His new commandment is not really new, but a new way to connect with him through their care for each other and the world. His act of service redefines the meaning of ‘master’ ‘teacher’, servant.’ When he is ‘lifted up’ on the cross, ‘glorified’ in the words of the evangelist, he will return to the Father, whence he came to bring us God’s saving upheaval of the power of evil and death. Jesus resurrection will put the seal on this work forever.