The Second Sunday in Lent, Year B
March 8, 2009
In the name of Jesus, who underwent great suffering, who was rejected, and who was killed. Amen.
I’m intrigued by the split between private and public in today’s Gospel reading . . .
The passage opens with Jesus describing what will happen to him –
rejection by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and then his own death.
Not quite cheerful stuff.
Not quite “shout from the rooftops,” “Go tell it on the mountain” material.
And yet, despite the unpleasant nature of this news,
the Scripture tells us that Jesus says these things “quite openly.”