We talked about how the first group missed Jesus because of their prejudice that God could not take human form. The second group missed Jesus because they thought that their religious performance made them better than “sinners.” Now we have a third group who criticizes Jesus starting in v18.
18Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”
This unidentified group criticized Jesus for not fasting. Though these criticizers of Jesus are not identified as being a religious, we can probably assume they are because why would non-religious people even notice the fact that Jesus is not fasting? So this is a third religious group that is critical of Jesus. Are you beginning to see the trend? [Read more…] about Mark 2: Are You Critical of Jesus? (Part 3 of 4)