Thursday, March 4, 2010

Daily Office Reflection: Mark in Over-drive

Psalms: (70), 71 * 74; Genesis 42:29-38; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Mark 4:21-34

Mark provides for us an overwhelming amount of Jesus' sayings today....almost too much to contemplate on this late winter morning, when I am wishing for spring and faced instead a cold wind walking the dog in the pre-dawn hours.

Mark says:
  • a lit lamp is not placed under something, that action thwarts the purpose of the lighting
  • nothing is hidden, all comes into the light
  • what we give, we get back
  • God's kingdom grows in unlikely and unthought of ways
  • God's plans and our actions must mature, come to full-growth, before the fruits can be harvested
  • God's kingdom, like a mustard seed, can and does grow from the smallest and most unlikely of sources
All I can do this morning is look at the entirety of these sayings, in these few verses, and marvel at the breadth of the imagery. Pick one or look at them all, there is plenty to think about today!

Copyright 2010, The Rev. John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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