Mark's gospel seems to end abruptly, with Jesus' followers running and hiding, rather than joining him on the road. But this is intentional. Mark is giving we who hear the story our own choice as to leave the empty tomb unchanged or transformed.
In these three little verses, Jesus is all about how to be in relationship with God, flipping societies’ expectations on their head. He says, this ain’t no insiders club – truth, is, its easier if in all the rest of your life you just don’t fit.
Others are always setting the stage, helping with daily tasks, encouraging us, guiding us, to where we need to go. No matter how hard we’ve worked for what we have, we are always building on the work of others.