Sometimes we can feel like what we’re doing for God doesn’t matter. But, as 3 John plainly shows, even though we might be doing small tasks, there are no insignificant jobs in the Kingdom of God.
The Gospel of Mark is known for its rapid pace. The book moves quickly from scene to scene as the author strives to get to his main point, which is, Jesus is the heaven-sent servant. Mark’s endeavor to show Jesus as “one who serves” serves to underscore the entire theme of the Gospel, namely, that Jesus is the unexpected Lord who comes to serve, who comes to give himself to us.