“Good Teacher: Do What We Desire.”
Continuing with Jesus and his crew to Jerusalem, Mark's narrative (Mark 10:35-45) calls to our attention James' and John's attempted leadership coup. Hey, Jesus, got a minute? We'd really like you to take directions from us. We think we can help and then you can leave behind all this sacrifice and ransom stuff. Do you find this hard to believe? In this time of transition, might we also be inclined to shape the living spirit of Christ in order to meet our immediate institutional and personal needs? Do we know what we're asking?