Chapter Three: Following the Healer

From Embodying Mark, p. 35:

Then eventually if we choose to follow beyond the end of Mark’s story and to embody the gospel of Jesus in our lives, we do this not only by falling before him in brokenness, speaking our truth to his power, and trusting his life in our deathliness; we also become part of his boundary-crossing movement towards others. We speak his love into painful, dark places, gentle words to people in pain or bondage of one kind or another (Matthew 25.34–40). We wait with voiceless sufferers until finally they find their voice, and then we listen to them. We carry Jesus’ life in our fragile earthen vessels (2 Corinthians 4.7–10) as we walk alongside our neighbours through their seasons of grief. Through it all, we celebrate life and holy freedom wherever it emerges in small sparks or full-blown glory. And again and again we are amazed.

In your exploration of Mark 5, 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.

One of the “Suggestions for Prayer and Embodiment” refers to Rosas danst Rosas.  If you’d like to see the trailer mentioned there, click here.  I’ve also posted it in a Reply box below, so look for it there if you’d like.

If you have a thought or an idea to share, please 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) and 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.

One thought on “Chapter Three: Following the Healer

  1. Here is the video mentioned in the “Suggestions for Prayer and Embodiment” as an example of people of all ages, sizes, and levels of expertise participating in movements that form a dance:


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