THIS WEEK WE'RE IN:
DUDE, WHERE ARE YOUR CLOTHES?
DIVE PART 1
I am amazed at how much the authors of the scriptures share about themselves, even funny stories that are quite revealing – literally! In the gospel of John, John shares his heart, cheekily calling himself ‘the beloved disciple’. He is only able to get away with that because it is the last book to be written, everyone else is dead so there is no-one alive to refute his claim! Mark was the first to write his ‘good news’ account and he puts a funny story in it that is easily missed and really quite exposing for all involved. Open up your Bible to Mark 14:51.
Mark 14:51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
What a verse to put into your gospel! Every time I read it I can’t figure out why it was put into the story – it doesn’t take the story any further, it’s just a hysterical side-note.