Warts and All
When Oliver Cromwell was presented with his official portrait in 1656, he angrily rejected it. Thinking it would please him, the court painter had omitted Cromwell’s unsightly facial warts.
“Take it away”, he demanded, “and paint me as I am, warts and all.”
In this week’s Gospel, Mark unabashedly paints Jesus’ disciples warts and all…bent by ambition and jealousy.
Why’d he do this? Mark had a very ancient (and biblical) way of understanding human nature, which actually aligns seamlessly with what Jesus went on to tell them about the upside-down nature of true greatness.
See you Sunday.
Service Day - Yard Work & Lunch
Thank to all who have expressed an interest in this upcoming service day! We will be tending to the outside spaces at the Fahnestock home, making it safe and easier to get around in the winter. All the tools we’ll need are already there.
We will begin work at 9am promptly so please arrive early. We will eat lunch at 12pm
The address is:
6440 Elibank Dr.
Elkridge, MD 21075
It takes about 40 minutes to drive there from Annapolis.
Please take a minute to look at the food signup form here to think about bringing breakfast snacks, coffee, or lunch items!
New & Upcoming
Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. Beginning September 26, 7:00PM. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis. firstname.lastname@example.org.