The Mark of a Disciple

So far through the Gospel of Mark we have had a front row seat to the remarkable life of Jesus—how he lives and what he values and who he influences. Now, the tone of the narrative gets a bit darker, and Jesus’ influence focuses more exclusively on the disciples themselves, and, by extension, us today. It begins with Jesus’ forecasting his own suffering and death and resurrection, which highlights his ultimate purpose, which is the justification of sinners, and also serves as a catalyst for how we might live a selfless, God-centered life.