Loving the Lion
The symbol of St Mark is the Lion, and there is much to love about the lion.
On Sunday I said in my homily that I loved St Mark’s gospel the best, and I then said, “Here’s why: first, it’s short.”
That raised a laugh, but it wasn’t meant to be a joke.
I meant its good that its short. Good writing is concise. It’s immediate, brisk, crisp and to the point.
One of Mark’s favorite words is “Immediately”. Immediately Jesus did this. Straighway he did that.
Jesus cuts through the world not so much as a man with a mission from God, but a