On your mark

Mark 1:1-8; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

Like a starter’s pistol, this brief first verse rings out and Mark’s narrative is off and running. We may take the chain of phrases in this verbless sentence simply as a title, the announcement of what follows—the title and then immediately the headlong story.


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