Face to Face (A reflection on Mark 5.1-20)

The Gospel reading this morning is the story of Jesus healing a man so beset by demons that he can no longer speak with his own voice. The man has lost his identity and refers to himself as “Legion,” after the multitude of voices in his head. For years, it seems, the man has been … Continue reading Face to Face (A reflection on Mark 5.1-20)

Who wants change? (A reflection on Mark 1.21-28)

One of my favorite cartoons features two panels. In the first, a speaker addressing  a crowded room asks, “Who wants change?” And everyone puts up their hand. In the second panel, the speaker asks, “Who wants to change?” and all the arms go down. Like so many cartoons, it’s funny because it’s true. It hits … Continue reading Who wants change? (A reflection on Mark 1.21-28)