In the first Passion prediction in Mark 8:31-38, Peter speaks when he should be listening, revealing how important it is to listen — because we’re likely to get the mission of Jesus wrong.

We are so bothered by silence, we struggle to hear Jesus
Lent 2B  |  Mark 8:31-38

Condemning Our Fear of Silence


This story of Jesus is one of my absolute favorites. This is Jesus, the rabbi at his best.

And we, as teachers and students of Jesus’s gospel of love should really take notice.

So let’s back up just a hair to what happens right before this story begins. Because this is the second half of a two-part series. And unlike most shows, the happy resolution comes before the cliffhanger.


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