Reallifecam line and mark today

A chapter of apocalyptic tone about the destruction of the temple (Mk 13:1–2, 14–23) and the coming of the Son of Man (Mk –27), a discourse filled with promises (Mk , 31) and admonitions to be watchful (Mk 13:2, 23, 37), is significant for Mark’s Gospel, for it helps one see that God, in Jesus, will be victorious after the cross and at the end of history.The Gospel of Mark ends in the most ancient manuscripts with an abrupt scene at Jesus’ tomb, which the women find empty (Mk 16:1–8).The unfolding of Mark’s story about Jesus is sometimes viewed by interpreters as centered around the term “mystery.” The word is employed just once, at Mk , in the singular, and its content there is the kingdom, the open secret that God’s reign is now breaking into human life with its reversal of human values.

He reacts to events with authentic human emotion: pity (Mk ), anger (Mk 3:5), triumph (Mk ), sympathy (Mk ; ), surprise (Mk 6:9), admiration (Mk ; ), sadness (Mk –34), and indignation (Mk –49).One of them will betray him, Judas (Mk –11, 43–45); one will deny him, Peter (Mk , 31, 54, 66–72); all eleven men will desert Jesus (Mk , 50).The passion account, with its condemnation of Jesus by the Sanhedrin (Mk , 55–65; 15:1a) and sentencing by Pilate (Mk 15:1b–15), is prefaced with the entry into Jerusalem (Mk 11:1–11), ministry and controversies there (Mk –), Jesus’ Last Supper with the disciples (Mk 14:1–26), and his arrest at Gethsemane (Mk –52).But Jesus himself emphasizes his passion (Mk ; ; –34), not glory in the kingdom (Mk –45).Momentarily he is glimpsed in his true identity when he is transfigured before three of the disciples (Mk 9:2–8), but by and large Jesus is depicted in Mark as moving obediently along the way to his cross in Jerusalem.

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