“The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. “He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself!” (Mark 15:31)
In keeping with the rest of the Gospel of Mark, the entire Crucifixion takes place in one chapter. And this is the verse which jumped out at me. The so-called knowledgeable types getting it totally wrong, as they so often do.
Jesus wasn’t here to save himself. He could have done that at any point. He was here to save us. And that’s the bit the experts don’t get. They even said that Jesus had saved others, by healing them in the months leading up to this horrific day. But this wasn’t going to be the day when he escaped. This is no Hollywood movie.
This is the day Jesus died. In the most awful way imaginable.
What makes an expert an expert? A letter of commendation? Who decides that this person knows more than that person?
Knowledge comes from experience and education. But knowledge doesn’t necessarily equal expertise. And that’s my point.
It’s not *what* you know, it’s what you do *with* that knowledge that counts.