21 Feb: perhaps the most memorable paradoxical saying about faith in Mark is spoken by one of its minor characters in today's gospel: ‘I believe. Help my unbelief’ .
Wednesday: You can see the Emmaus story as a skeleton for the Spiritual Exercises, or an example of the Pastoral Cycle. What is most obvious is how the narrative has the shape of the Eucharistic liturgy.
Mark's is a gospel about Jesus, the major character whom he calls the Christ and Son of God. The reader already knows what Peter confesses half way through the story, ‘You are the Christ’.
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