Thursday of the 1st WK of the Year: Hebrews 3:7-14; Mark 1:40-45
There have been many theories about why in Mark’s Gospel Jesus imposes silence on those he cures. Perhaps the best explanation is that identifying Jesus as a miracle worker, who fixes problems, is a misunderstanding. That expectation puts me in the wrong relationship with him. Can he do anything without my faith in him? Why do I trust him to that extent? Is his compassion about him or is he constantly pointing me beyond himself?