When people gossip, they oppose the Gospel of Jesus Christ in two ways: first, they show disregard for the biblical warning that no one is allowed to judge anyone before the time; second, they show disregard for the actions demanded by the Lord’s teaching. To be clear, the one who gossips wastes precious time talking when they should be taking action. In Mark, not only do they waste time spinning empty words; but they do so by criticizing the one person besides Jesus who does take action. “But I tell you,” Jesus exclaims in Matthew, “that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 14:1-9.
Episode 196 Mark 14:1-9; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “EDM Detection Mode” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/