Narrative Lectionary: An Intent to Heal (Mark 5:21-43)

Mark 5:21-43 This week, we continue through Mark’s story of Jesus, where he’s healing people society isn’t all that sure they want healed, and he’s calming storms. He’s teaching in parables. Today’s story has the story of the woman who touches Jesus in the crowd, bookended by the story of Jairus’ daughter. Working Preacher commentary… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Interrupting Jesus (Mark 5:21-43)

Like a rock star, Jesus is on a whirlwind tour. Just before this, he has been teaching and healing people in the Decapolis, the ten cities east and south of the Sea of Galilee. Mark tells us about the healing there of the man with demons, who lived among the tombs.  Now, back on the Jewish side… Read More