Have you ever played the Telephone Game? This is the one where you sit in a circle as one person begins by whispering a phrase very fast into the ear of the next person. That person tries to figure out what was said, passing it on to the next person, and so on. It’s fun to see what the last person thought was said, comparing it to the actual phrase that the first person used.
I thought of the telephone game when I read about one new disciple of Jesus telling the next one who Jesus is. Rather than weakening the sense of who Jesus is, with each new introduction of Jesus, some clearer and more wonderful statement is made about Jesus, finishing with “You are the Son of God!”
When we stay close to the Word of God each day, who God is for us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, becomes clearer and more wonderful. Listen to the whisperings of God in your heart, telling you of God’s love for you.
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Finding each other in Christ v. 43ff
Leading others to Jesus v. 45
Jesus, you see me right now. v. 48
Christ, you are the Son of God. v. 49
The Sunday Gospels follow the Revised Common Lectionary.
This being Year B, we are dedicated in this season to the Gospel of Mark.
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