This week we began our Lenten journey through Mark (see the reading calendar here). We are traveling with Jesus as he works his way to Jerusalem, seeking to find our way behind him. This journey begins in the wilderness, and this wilderness offers a stark contrast to the end of Jesus’s journey in Jerusalem, the city.
In this week’s sermon, we focus on what it means to find our origins in the wilderness, to be people of the wilderness, a wilderness that invades from the margins and for those Jesus privileged as the “poor.”
So questions we might reflect on include:
- How do you experience the metaphor of the wilderness? How is this theme meaningful for you?
- How do we be people of the wilderness within the city? What practices can we embody? Personally? Communally? Missionally?
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