Here’s a thoughtful reflection on Mark 6: 7-13, the gospel reading suggested for Proper 9 B (Ordinary 14 B). It was written by Bruce Prewer.
(inspired by Mark 6: 7-13)
Not the wise, not the skilled,
neither scholars, nor saints;
mere ordinary folk,
and that Peter bloke;
caught up in the freedom of Jesus.
Authority: called and empowered
to release the bedevilled;
the diseased and the lame,
the crazy and the lost,
the soul filled with shame;
caught up in the love of Jesus.
Not cluttered with possessions,
free as the wind of heaven;
inviting the crowd,
anointing the sick,
rebuking the proud;
caught up in the spirit of Jesus.
~ Copyright © Bruce Prewer (2000). Posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/