Reflections on the Gospel - Mark 1:21-28 - "Jesus: The Exorcist"
Read the Gospel text here: Mark 1:21-28 Jesus: The Exorcist From the very beginning of the Gospel things move quickly. Just look at the first page of the Gospel of Mark and see how close all the headings are to one another (pew bible NT p. 27). Beginning with the introduction we move quickly through John the Baptist, the Baptism of Jesus, the Temptations in the Wilderness, the Beginning of Jesus’ ministry, the calling of the Disciples, and finally now we have come to Jesus’ first recorded healing – the Healing of the Man with the Unclean Spirit. The pace has been almost breathless – but as we read through this first chapter we do need to pause briefly at verses 14 & 15: … Jesus came to the Galilee proclaiming the Good News of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near, repent and believe in the Good News.” This is what drives the subsequent episodes: the Good News, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God that has come into our midst. Ev