The three chapters chosen for today’s reading is one chapter of Mark and two chapters in Numbers.
March 6: Mark 6, Numbers 28, Numbers 29, (click on the chapter to begin reading)
In Mark 6 Jesus proclaimed ”A Prophet is not without honor, but in his own hometown, and among his own kin.” Jesus sent out the Twelve, and they were amazed they could heal too. John the Baptist was beheaded. By the way – the name Salome is not in the Bible, we know it because beheading fascinates many. Then is retold the feeding of the Five Thousand, and after that Jesus walked on the water.
Numbers 28 is all about offerings, the Daily Offerings, Sabbath Offerings, Monthly Offerings, Offerings at Passover and Offerings at the Feast of Weeks.
In Numbers 29 the specifications for offerings continue, Offerings at the Feast of Trumpets, Offerings at the Day of Atonement and finally Offerings at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Mark 6, a Prophet without honor, Jesus sends out the Twelve, John the Baptist beheaded, the feeding of Five Thousand, Jesus walks on the Water.
There has always been a strange fascination about beheadings. On Feb 12, 2018 the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled.
Other works by Obama’s artist Kehinde Wiley: “Judith beheading Holofernes”
This one is also from the apocryphal book of Judith
Not to be outdone, in 2007 the then speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi went to Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 3, 2007. Question: Why does an American Woman Infidel do the sign of the cross in the great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus Syria? Answer: Nancy Pelosi does the sign of the cross to pay her utmost respect to the skull of John the Baptist. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks at the tomb containing the head of St. John the Baptist inside the historic Umayyad Mosque.