Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Vigorous readings of the gospels do not just happen. They need to be poked and prodded into life. Sometimes it is death and disaster that provoke them; other times it is a sudden thrill of joyful insight. Sometimes the story itself rears up, provoking new and astonishing readings.
Provoking the Gospel of Mark, the first book in the PROVOKING THE GOSPEL series, spurs efforts to provoke pastoral leaders and religious educators with new and lively readings of Mark, and challenges them to experiment with interpretive tools such as embodied ensemble exploration.
The book includes a full new translation of the Gospel of Mark and a companion DVD that contains illustrations of the process of script analysis and performance that lies behind this way of storytelling.