Messages from 2021 (Page 7)
Today’s Gospel passage runs like a Superbowl highlight reel: It’s fast-paced, and it covers a lot of ground. The first chapter of Marks sets the speed for our story.
As we’re spread abroad due to social distancing guidelines, we can feel distant and disconnected at times, but Paul reminds us that we are created for a purpose and that we are connected as members of Christ.
There was a government official who was pacing around late at night. He was anxious about upcoming events. The year was 1653, and Bulstrode Whitelock was being sent to Sweden as an ambassador of England. His own country had just survived a civil war, and England had executed its own king, Charles I, only a few years earlier.