Posts from July 2018

Posts from July 2018

The Good News Is…

Jesus only appears in the first verse of Sunday’s hard Gospel reading (Mark 6:14-29). The story is the execution of John the Baptist – a horrible story of a weak, cowardly leader more concerned with saving face than doing the right thing. Herod supposedly admires John, finds him to be “a righteous and holy man” and “like[s] to listen to him.” Yet if that were the case, why execute him, or even, why imprison him in the first place? Going…