Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Naked Man – pt. 12

Mark observed the members of the Way as they gathered, most bringing food with them to share. This sharing of table fellowship – breaking bread together – had marked the Way since its beginning. Just as it marked the life … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 11

The following afternoon, Mark accompanied his mother to her seat in the courtyard. After helping her down, he sat on a low wall so he could face her as they talked. They sat in comfortable silence for a while, until … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 10

“Yohannan – you make your Jesus sound more like Caesar than Messiah,” called out the young man. Mark turned to address him. “My young friend, you have me at a disadvantage. You know my name, but I do not know … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 9

The courtyard filled gradually as the members of The Way began to arrive. Some of the older members immediately sought out Mark and greeted him warmly. Others seemed uncomfortable after their initial greeting, not quite knowing what to say to … Continue reading

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The Naked Man – pt. 8

The following morning Mark was sitting in the courtyard, re-acquainting himself with the house in which he had grown up. As his eyes fell on a low wall, he reached up without thinking to run his fingers over the raised … Continue reading

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The Naked Man: pt. 7

Dinner had been a simple affair of fish and raw vegetables. At first the children were somewhat reticent to talk, but when they learned that their great-uncle Mark lived in Rome they began peppering him with all kinds of questions … Continue reading

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The Naked Man: pt. 6

“I remember your return,” Miryam said gently. “I woke in the night, and could not fall asleep again. I slipped out of bed so as not to disturb your father, wrapped a blanket around my nightclothes and wandered into the … Continue reading

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