A Mob Mentality

Today’s Bible reading is Mark 15. It’s good to read chapters like this and compare what we read with what we believe. If you’ve been around church very long, you may have seen a Passion play that chronicles the last week of Jesus’ life. Normally the play portrays the masses of people welcoming Jesus on…

Beware the Betraying Lips

Even people who don’t believe in Jesus are familiar with the story (or at least the concept) of Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Peter’s denial of Jesus is also a familiar story to many of us. Both stories are part of today’s Bible reading in Mark 14. During the story of Peter’s denial of Jesus, we…

Giving What You Have

At the end of today’s reading from Mark 12, we find the story of the widow dropping money into the treasury (Mark 12:41-44). We aren’t told if Jesus was the only person who was watching, but I think it’s safe to assume that he wasn’t alone in observing people as they dropped in their offering….