Jesus says the commandment to love God with everything you’ve got, and to love your neighbor as yourself is important than any other law or religious ordinance. It would be a relief if it weren’t actually impossible in practice.
We tend to think of spirituality like fast food—we order something, we get it, and then we’re better people. The Jesus Way is different—it’s more slow food. A lifelong path of being healed from the inside out.
“It doesn’t matter what I think about Assisted Death. And frankly, it doesn’t matter what you think about it either. What matters is that we are called by God to confront the reality of our own mortality in the context of the cross which tells us that death is not something to be feared.”
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.