Genesis 3:9-15; Psalm 130:1-8; II Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35
At a career building seminar, the keynote speaker made the following observation: “Taking the safe road, doing your job, and not making waves may not get you fired, but it sure won’t do much for your career over the long haul. Administrators are easy to find and cheap to keep. Leaders — risk takers — are in very short supply. And those with vision are pure gold.” -1
Whether that is good advice for job seekers early in their career, I do not know. But this I do know. Jesus was the ultimate risk-taker — never taking the safe road and always making waves — and His vision more precious than gold.
In today’s Gospel Lesson, although it is still early in Jesus’ public ministry, the things He is saying and doing already are making waves among the religious Establishment. In general, the crowds Jesus is attracting are impressed with His power to heal and to “cast out devils.” But the religious authorities see Him…