Mark is upfront that his gospel is a story about “regime change” – how the life of Jesus Christ altered the shape of what is possible – not only for the people of Mark’s day but for everyone, everywhere and in every time. This change, this transformation, does not come about through arbitrary displays of power – but through relationship. Rowan Williams has said that Mark is “a gospel of relationship.” In his book “Meeting God in Mark”, he challenges us to enter into this transformational story, absorbing it within the narrative of our own lives.

So how do we enter into the story? What is our relationship with the text? How might this relationship be transformative for us?

We explore these questions in this week’s Start:Stop reflection. Listen at the link above or follow the text here.