In the final hours of Jesus’ earthly life we see that Jesus himself and the disciples find themselves in tough situations. They respond in very different ways. This passage has much to teach us about trusting in God’s sovereign control of all things.
As Jesus shares a final meal with his friends, some will betray him while another beholds the glory of who he is. We are encouraged to respond appropriately to the truth of who Jesus is.
A firm warning is given by Jesus that one day the world will end. We are reminded that we need to be prepared for that day when Jesus himself will return.
As Mark’s gospel continues we see Jesus speaking about what it means to truly respond to him. He warns the teachers of the law, and highlights the generosity of a poor widow.
Jesus is challenged by three groups of people who fail to recognise who he truly is. Are we so comfortable in our own Christianity that we also fail to see Jesus for who he truly is?