2 Sam 1:1, 17-27; Ps 130; 2 Cor 8:7-15; MARK 5:21-43
Let us wait for the Lord…in whose word is my hope.AMEN.
Today we hear a tense, story within a story, a sandwiched story. It pictures Jesus in action, showing who he is by showing what he does. It’s worth pausing to comment about Mark’s Gospel, its goals and techniques, because we’ll hear chunks until Advent. Today’s healings are one story, typical of Mark in form and content.