Needed: A Champion!
Sunday, January 28 (Epiphany 4)
When in your life have you encountered something that you considered not just bad or wrong, but evil?
In the Gospel of Mark, we hear a story of Jesus encountering evil (Mark 1:21-28). While Mark tells the story so briefly that one might be tempted to overlook it, further reflection forces one to recognize the connection between how evil works in the passage and how evil works in our world. This unsettling reality leads us to hunger for champion, one who is mighty enough to contend against the forces in this world and in our lives.
This story is an epiphany story, a story that reveals who that champion is and what it means to live under his cross.
The photo is from the US Holocaust Museum and was used to transport people to concentration camps.