In a PBS Frontline story it was said that, in the final analysis, Mark’s gospel is really about the death of Jesus. It’s a passion narrative with an extended introduction, some people would say. Mark tells the story by thinking about the death and letting all the events that lead up to that death move toward it and through it. Mark tells the story this way in order to make sense out of the death of Jesus and in the light of the events of the first revolt, when the city of Jerusalem was destroyed. Those are the two guiding principles of the story line of Mark…written during a time when Jesus’ followers were persecuted and struggling, Mark is filled with a passion and urgency that continues to challenge us today. From Jesus’ baptism to his crucifixion and resurrection, the events described by Mark help answer the question, “Who is this man?” Won’t you join us on our Lenten Journey?