We are blessed to have four, unique, accounts of the life of Jesus in the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Since each Gospel differs from the others, the early church looked at several "harmonizations". Ultimately, they were rejected. The church admitted only the four separate accounts into the canon. This Sunday, for year B in the Revised Common Lectionary, we'll begin to unravel the gommed up Gospel ball we have all created mentally so that we can hear Mark's account more clearly.
By the way, if you don't know what "gommed" means, you ain't from around here.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.