questioning Jesus, Mark 12, stories

29 Aug

The first verse of Mark 12, ‘Then Jesus started telling them stories.’ Message

Jesus has entered Jerusalem. He has overturned tables in the temples; he has cursed a fig tree that had promised but not produced fruit; he has overturned scholars’ questions about his authority. Jesus is turning the city upside down. And how?

Jesus now proceeds to tell stories to all. And he ends his stories with a question. His stories, his parables, are his questions.

They are living stories, mutable, yet also unchangeable. They live by asking questions, of Jerusalem’s people, of London’s and of Logos’ peoples. These stories live by questioning hearts. Our hearts; my heart.

Keep questioning me Jesus, keep questioning with your stories, your parables.

May I always love your questioning.

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