Welcome to Day 11 of our Blobble Study of Mark’s gospel. I am very much enjoying my re-reading of Marks’ gospel and hope you appreciate the comments and reflections. Just a short passage for today since there is so much in it.

Sorry I forgot to post the link to reflections yesterday. In fact, I had a very busy and stressful day yesterday with the funeral of a young father who fell suddenly with a heart attack last week. Please pray for his family–a widow and three children.

In today’s reading we see again through Mark’s teaching who Jesus really is, and confront with the disciples the mystery of the Son of Man.

The Calming of a Storm at Sea.

35 On that day, as evening drew on, he said to them, “Let us cross to the other side.”36Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him.37A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up.38Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”39He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm.40Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”41 They were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”

Go here for my reflection on this wonderful story!