The proclamation of the forgiveness of sins is integral to the content of the gospel. After all, it was the forgiveness of sins that opened the path for gentiles to become children of the Bible. In the Gospel of Mark, the sharing of this news is the single priority of Jesus Christ–so much so, that Jesus is constantly on the move, teaching and preaching. With this in mind, it seems odd that Jesus would say, “whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness.” It seems odd, that is, until you realize that Jesus is frustrated with those who willfully oppose his Father’s teaching. You know, that teaching where everyone is forgiven, no matter who they are, where they pray, or who claims them as family. Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 3:28-35.
(Episode 152 Mark 3:28-35); “Rocket Power” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/)
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