In our quest this week to understand the strange two-stage healing story in Mark 8:22-26, we’ve seen Peter and the disciples finally ‘get’ who Jesus is – sort of. He’s the Messiah, yet not the kind of Messiah they were expecting. While James and John were thinking of an earthly kingdom in which they could claim status (just like all the other earthly kingdoms), Jesus has a different sort of kingdom in mind.
Yesterday, we were left with the question: is the current generation of Jesus’ followers (i.e. you and I) any different? Here are my thoughts: