This past week our Church community at St. George's continued our journey together through the Gospel of Mark. We have been traveling with the first disciples (those early followers and learners of Jesus) through the story that Mark gives us of Jesus' life and ministry. Our guiding question that we have been sitting with comes in Mark 8, "who do people say that I am." As we journey with this question and hear the many responses from the masses, "Jesus is ...
“The danger of education, I have found, is that it so easily confuses means with ends. Worse than that, it so easily forgets both and devotes itself merely to the mass production of uneducated graduates – people literally unfit for anything except to take part in an elaborate and completely artificial charade which they and their contemporaries have conspired to call ‘life’.”
- Thomas Merton in “Love and Living.”
Go to the people.
Live among them.
Learn from them.
Start with what they know.
Build on what they have.
ancient Chinese poem,
The following sermon was preached Saturday, March 3rd by Rev. Ryan M. Kocak, the Rector (Sr. Pastor) and lead church planter of St. George's Anglican Church in Medina.
The Text of the sermon was from Mark 3:13-19:
The Twelve Apostles
And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.