Human beings repeat two critical mistakes every day and every hour. First, we live each day of our life as though we are going to live forever; second, we make life and death decisions at every moment without having all the facts. I don’t mean the facts about our life or the narrow parameters of the decisions we think we understand. I mean the boundless fact of the Alpha and the Omega. Each day, we make careless choices about permanent things on the basis of our very temporary and limited point of view. In the Gospel of Mark, this narrow point of view leads to human complancency about the urgency of the gospel to the nations. Like a wise parent, Jesus intercedes on our behalf: my son, you do not have all the facts, so you are going to have to trust me, the time to act is now.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 13:21-31.
Episode 193 Mark 13:21-31; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “Mystery Bazaar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/