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questioning Jesus, Mark 13, ‘seeing’

4 Sep

Jerusalem is a city of stones: corners; building blocks; pebbles and white washed ones on the hillside facing the temple…stones

“As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”

“Do you see all these great buildings?”replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”’

I love it when others tell you what to look for, to see. One of Jesus’ followers asks Jesus to ‘look’, to see again the temple stones.

He is seeing poorly.

Jesus asks him, “Do you see all these great buildings?”

He asks his follower, his disciple who has said ‘look’, to see. Why?

Because nothing earthly will last. Nothing can leave this world with us. Not a possession; not a loved one, even in a marriage; not even a memory. What is Jesus questioning request: to see. Jesus wants us to see what lasts.

What will last? The word; our relationship with Jesus, The Word made flesh.

He is our Temple. Look; see.