It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Back home, a reflection on Mark 2:1-2

Jesus had sought solitude but didn't get it. After a few days, he went home to Capernaum. His house was so full that nobody else could get in the door.

If we keep reading chapter 2, we'll find that not everyone is impressed favorably. More healing and more conflict will follow.

The man was paralyzed. He could not approach Jesus on his own. His friends brought him.
When they couldn't get through the crowd (a kind of paralysis?), they broke through the roof to bring him to Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he told the man that his sins were forgiven,

Question that arises: Does Jesus live in Capernaum or is he visiting Peter's house?

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