Continuation 2: 3. The Moral Conflict: In 2:1-12, the most detailed

Hamburg, Außenalster
Hamburg, Außenalster

healing story in Mark, the reader expects a quick healing after the sick man’s helpers went to so much trouble to bring him to Jesus.

But Jesus makes the reader squirm. Like in a beautiful romance novel, where the lovers are in each other’s arms only after many obstacles and misunderstandings, Mark builds delays into the plot to increase the tension.

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