Mark 13-14



Leon Thomas

Mark 13 starts with Jesus’ grim prediction that the temple will not be standing for much longer. It was also a judgement that the temple’s way of understanding God was not going to last either. That seems to be a journey most of us need to go on at some point. We receive a faith, from our parents, or from the church, and its all so well proportioned and defined. But it isn’t ours. Not yet. It needs to be tested, and maybe parts of it need tearing down, so we can find for ourselves what is lasting and living among the ruins. This image looks ahead to when the church as we know it has toppled over, and those who come after pick through the wreckage to build something new from it.