If you say you follow this Jesus, prove it.

Mark’s Gospel demonstrates that along with the preaching of Good News, Jesus proved the power of the Kingdom as a witness to the authority of the messenger and the authenticity of the message.  The crowds often focused too much on the miracles and too little on what they represented, but that did not cause Jesus to stop doing them.

What, then, will be the sign of the authenticity of our message of Good News?  What will be the validator of the authority by which we preach?  What will prove that the Jesus we speak of really matters at all?

Jesus’ miracles weren’t sideshow tricks for entertainment, but tangible expressions of love and care for the whole person.  So may it be with us.  This is how we prove the Good News:

LOVE PEOPLE CONCRETELY.