Today there are three chapters to read.
Mark 1 starts, not with the birth of Jesus, but with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus, and Baptizes Jesus.Immediately Jesus is tested in the wilderness for forty days, and Jesus begin calling his disciples. Jesus drives out an evil spirit while teaching in a synagogue. After that Jesus heals many and many people start following him, and as always Jesus prays in a solitary place, but continues to teach and heal many, including a man with leprosy. A chapter full of action.
In Numbers 16 Korah, Dathan and Abiram as well as 250 other men rise up in opposition to Moses. Things do not turn out well for them.
Numbers 17 tells of the budding of Aaron’s rod, a really short chapter.