December 10, 2017

2nd Sunday of Advent - B (December 10, 2017)

The Gospel of the Son of God

Mark begins his account with “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God”

This is just the beginning.  It is to be enfolded and continued.

Interestingly, Mark has the beginning but does not have “the end” of his account of the Gospel. 

What enfolded in Jesus’ public life and ministry and his cross continues.

The title “the Son of God” appears two more time in Mark.  First, by the voice from the cloud at the transfiguration identifies Jesus as “my beloved Son.”  Second, when Jesus dies on the cross, the centurion acclaims, “Truly this man was the Son of God.”

The Gospel of Jesus continues in us when our lives are lived and offered for others – as Jesus did.

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