We’re arguing about all these other things, while Jesus is literally saying that this road leads to his death. We’re all just following along with a “eh, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” But now Jesus is saying that bridge is toast. It’ll be thrown down and we are woken from our slumber, shaking our heads in startle and confusion saying “where did this come from” and we can imagine Jesus turning to us and saying “haven’t you listened?”

Tragedy, confusion, and the mission of the church
Proper 28B  |  Mark 13:1-8