I’d like to set you a New Year’s challenge. Pick up your Bibles and read Mark’s Gospel. It’s the first of the four Gospels to be written, and it’s the shortest. It’s written originally for the Gentiles – that’s you and me, the non-Jewish people – and it’s written as a story. So get into the plot that seeks to explain who Jesus is, why God sent Jesus to earth, and why Jesus suffered and die. Watch Jesus, listen to Jesus. See how Jesus communicates, see how he treats people, see how they respond to him. See all of the different characters come and go. See how some of the main characters struggle to understand, yet the marginal characters seem to get it. See how he changes people’s lives. See how he can change your life. Please give it a go!
Father Shaun’s New Year Challenge