Mark 10:35-45 – The 21st Sunday after Pentecost â€“ for Sunday, October 18, 2015
â€œAllow one of us to sit on your right and the other on your left when you enter your glory.â€ (Mark 10:37)
â€œAllow one of us to sit on your right and the other on your left when you enter your glory.â€
You know what I mean. They didnâ€™t whisper. They didnâ€™t wait for a private moment. They didnâ€™t rise early for a pre-dawn and private stroll with Jesus. James and John, together or apart, rarely cared who overheard them. Now, donâ€™t get me wrong, those two brothers are good guys, and trulyâ€”trulyâ€”care about others. Iâ€™d go to hell and back with them. In fact, in following Jesus, it often seems like weâ€™ve all walked into dangerous places, and have spoken words that put targets on our backs. Iâ€™ve seen how the Roman soldiers glare at us, wondering if we were threats. The Pharisees donâ€™t hide their frowns, their dagger eyes searching for weaknesses in Jesus.
John and James are my friends. They are like brothers to me. Continue reading →