Tuesday, March 24, 2015
"Following him was a certain young man, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked." (Mark 14:51-52) He would rather be seen naked than be seen as follower of Jesus. Throughout his Gospel Mark has been showing Jesus more and more isolated. After Jesus is arrested, Mark underlines his abandonment with this incident.
At the end Jesus cries out, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me!"
Jesus suffers abandonment to save us from being abandoned.