The Good News is in examining “Unexamined Assumptions”

If you have ever read the Gopsel of Mark straight through you learn very quickly the characteristics Mark is trying to display the disciples as.  They are portrayed as ignorant and seemingly clueless to what is happening around them with their leader and among their group.  In many ways they had “Unexamined Assumptions” about how they thought the world should work and what the Messiah(Christ) would represent.

As we approach Pentecost take a chance to read the first chapeter of Act’s as well.  The disciples are here again wondering, “Will the kingdom of God come next?”  Assuming that they have a complete understanding of revelation, an assumption of what will happen.  Little do they know that it will be a rush of wind and mighty spirit that will spur them on to preaching forgiveness, love and grace.

Dr. Albert Hernandez, the Dean and Professor at Iliff, continually says that it will be our “unexamined assumptions,” the pieces we do not critically know of ourselves, that may limit us from seeing the spirit.  He always says we could be on the verge of the Kingdom of God, but perhaps, it is our assumptions that keep us from getting there.

I think the Good News is that Christ helps us to examine our “Unexamined Assumptions.”  Christ is the spirit in our lives that will make us seek out those injustices we do and to challenge us to create a better world.  Christ ordains us to spread this sense of justice by listening to the spirit.

One thought on “The Good News is in examining “Unexamined Assumptions”

  1. Since the Mark is my favorite gospel I was quickly drawn into your blog. What a facinating commentary! I can see the disciples in my mind’s eye, dragging around all their mental baggage. Oops, and maybe that’s one of my own ‘unexamined assumptions,’ that other people’s assumptions are so much more interesting than my own that I become so aborbed that I forget to examine what is going on in my heart, in my head.

    It is good news that Christ helps us to see our unexamined assumptions, and bears them with us and for us, until we are able to let them go. Thank you Tyler for your insightful words.

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