Explore how Mark declares his purpose in writing the Gospel and announces the spiritual identity of Jesus.
Mark wants to convey Jesus’ radical reinterpretation of what it means to be the messiah.
Explore how in Mark’s Gospel, “sight” works as a metaphor for “insight”.
Mark portrays Jesus as a real person, seeing no need to polish or tidy up the image of his Lord.
Mark shows us that Jesus was more than a leader of a particular religious tradition – his ministry was universal; he came for everyone.