The gospel of Mark is an unveiling of Jesus. But what we will find this week is that for some, no amount of unveiling will do. Jesus will always be an offense to some people. It is important to unpack this idea for a few reasons. First, to learn more about Jesus and the offense of the gospel. Second, to learn about the ways that we, as Christ followers, can be found offensive, too. Third, in light of these offenses, we learn to take up a very specific strategy to share and minister with our faith. Let’s pray for open and humble hearts this Sunday.