Some warning signs are easy to miss. Others are nearly impossible to miss but many still fail to see and heed them. When we do so, we put our lives in great peril. When we miss spiritual signs and warnings, the danger can be even greater.
In our study of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus, on several occasions, has given the most obvious of signs to his disciples. He has spoken directly to them about what was going to happen to him and to them if they followed him. Still they missed it every time. In this week’s passage, Jesus speaks directly to them once again and they fail once again, focusing on what was important to them instead of what was on Jesus’ agenda. We can do the same thing and we will fail badly in our own lives if we fail to see what Jesus wants us to learn about following him today.