When we join the story from Mark this morning, Jesus’ disciples have returned from their mission. They have been out in the world without Jesus, preaching, teaching; healing, exorcising demons – all on their own without Jesus there as the front man.
A few years ago I was the minister in a small town; my secretary Susan was a wonderful asset to me. She had the pulse of the congregation. Susan had grown up in the community and knew the people and knew their history […]