The last and, perhaps most important, question posed to Jesus was this: "What is the greatest commandment?" Jesus' response was clear and simple...
The Sadducees didn't believe in resurrection but they asked Jesus about it to trip him up. It gave him a chance to explore what life after death means.
Who do you think you are? The question that always disturbs those who feel they have the most to lose.
This is more than a bad day, Jesus is stopping business as usual to offer the chance of something new. That was the threatening thing. It still is.
The crowds can see the blessing that Jesus could bring. The authorities can only see problems. What can you see?
Jesus tells the disciples how he will change everything by dying on the cross & rising from the dead, but two mishear think only of their own future.
We're called to take care of one another; treat each other gently; act as though we belong to one another. Even when we're very different from each other.
The transfiguration is the mind-blowing final scene of Mark's three-part drama of who Jesus is. Jesus is transformed and a voice calls us to listen to him…
Jesus continues to develop the implications of what it means to be a disciple. There's no way around this - we have to walk the same road as Jesus.