Chapter Six: Following the Lover

A little excerpt from Embodying Mark, p. 75:

Even if our wholehearted commitment of our life to love of God and neighbour never amounts to imprisonment or execution or loss of job, family and friends (13.9–13; 10.28–30), it will involve a choice that is fundamental to who we are or what we have been taught to be or how we function in the world. But we will find that the way that looks like loss is gain, and casting off what looks like treasure frees us for something that does not weigh us down but lifts us up. We will see that by risking everything in our own embodiment of divine love, paradoxically, we save our lives.

In your exploration of Mark 12:28-34, as you think, imagine, pray, and create, if there is anything you (or your group, if you are exploring Mark with others) would like to share — a thought, an idea, an image of a creative expression, or a video clip of a reading, presentation, or other creative embodiment of the text — please share that in a Reply box below.  (For help in doing this, skip to final paragraph on this page.)

Here is an offering from NPR.  An inspiring, heartrending example of the creative embodiment of gospel love.

If it is a thought or an idea, tell us about it. If it is a video, first put your video on YouTube, and then paste the URL (the YouTube address for that video) into your message in the Reply box, and the YouTube video will show up there; to get the right address for this, click on Share (you’ll see this option below the video), then select Embed and copy the address that comes up, then paste it into the Reply box, and once you post it, the video should appear. If it is a photo you would like to share, you can do this through any of a number of websites that allow you to share photos; I have tried it with Flickr, and to do it there, you tell it that you’d like to share the HTML (it lets you choose Link, HTML, or BBCode when you say you want to share the photo; you select HTML, and also select HTML rather than Embed). You may wish to write something about the photo or video.

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