Jdg 9; Mark 9:1-29; Psalm 5-6
Without doubt, there is something very disturbing about Mark’s portrayal of Jesus. Just spend a moment seeing yourself as one of his disciples in today’s passage. Of course this means you have to choose which disciple. Do we choose only to find ourselves on the mountain in the presence of the transfigured one? Disturbing enough.
How many of us find ourselves rather in our relationship with Christ more as the disciples that did not go up onto the mountain. The chaos of the demons all about – our helplessness. If and when we have encountered the miraculous, has it disturbed us? Shaken us? Have we encountered the living one?
When we say we are listening to him in obedience to the heavenly voice – does what he say shake us up from time to time?