This evangelist is the most self-deprecating of all, both showing the twelve and himself in a bad light. Jesus is seen as continually scolding them for their slowness to understand, and when he is arrested they all flee. But Mark is no better, for his "signature" is his appearance as the young man with the linen cloth about his body, who fled away naked when they grabbed the cloth. The Gospel is for such as these. The sermon.
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