Into the Desert

The Gospel reading for January 18th provides as a geopolitical gathering of the people. Seems God doesn’t draw harsh boundaries. He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. What am I missing?

Gospel of Mark 3:7-12

Geopolitical

Then

Now

Region of Galilee & Judea

All of Israel

The World

Capernaum

Seat of Peter

Rome

Jerusalem

Seat of Moses

Jerusalem

Idumea

Mining (Salt/Copper),little water and agriculture, a very poor place. Caravan trade.

Every oppressed place, the forgotten, the poverty of the world.

Beyond the Jordan

Girgashites, 7 Nations, the Clay People,  Displaced and Discarded

Every diaspora. Clay People,  Displaced and Discarded.

Tyre and Sidon

Commerce, Trade, Finance

All wealth

Desert

Nothing but encounter

Everything, Everyone

 

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