17 Jan: In the account of four men who lowered a paralysed man through a roof to get him to Jesus, we hear Mark's first use of the word 'faith', which reminds us that faith shows itself in action.
With Peter's confession that Jesus is the Christ in the text from Mark we hear on 20 Feb, the disciples are invited to see Jesus’s messiahship in terms of the suffering Son of Man.
Although shorter than those of Matthew, Luke and John, Mark's Gospel narrates a rich story, centred fully on Christ but drawing on the characters of his disciples.
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