As we continue to read the Gospel according to St. Mark, we examine two very different questions. One is absurd and intended to make Jesus look foolish, while the other approaches Jesus as an equal, desiring to know his theological opinion. Through these two questions, we learn about what Jesus is doing for us - he is making us into living and loving citizens of the kingdom of God.
How do you normally think about heaven? Are there ways in which you need to think about it differently in light of our calling?
Are there people who are your "neighbors" that you need God to train you to love?
How does the gift of a new heart change how you live today?