The Confession

For weeks, through Mark’s presentation, we have been watching Jesus deal with the skepticism or naïveté of those who ought to better understand who he is—the Pharisees and the disciples in particular. He has been under pressure to offer some proof that might legitimize his work and person; but the proof has been all around—lives are being changed left and right, and Scriptural expectations are being fulfilled! Now, in this pivotal section of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus draws from the disciples a conclusive understanding of who he truly is—an understanding rooted in their increasing awareness that Jesus is truly unique.