May 30, 2018

Mark 10:32-45

For the third time Jesus shares with his disciples what is about to happen to him. James’s and John’s ambitious response is extremely inappropriate, given the intimacy of their relationship with Jesus. Rather than chastising he challenges them. To be beside him, they will have to take his cup, his baptism, his cross.

I want to follow you, but I am not sure I am up for the challenge. It’s scary to let go and let you take control. Help me. Hold me.

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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


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