Who Was It?
August 31, 2022
Antonio da Correggio, The Betrayal of Christ, with a soldier in pursuit of Mark the Evangelist, c. 1522
A certain young man was following him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked.
Who was it?
Mr. Anonymous happened to be there?
- James the Just?
- John, The Beloved Disciple?
- Lazarus of Bethany?
My money is on Mark.
But, I am not sure it is important. If it was, the author of the gospel would have told us.
It seems autobiographical. Otherwise, who would care?
On the other hand, maybe it was an inside joke that some knew and some did not - a nod to those who did.
It could be that all your moments will converge into one grand moment.
Your most unexpected
Your most memorable
Your most embarrassing
Your most anonymous
You can be known forever for one moment or you can learn from the moment and keep living as you build a grander legacy.
Maybe, I will some day preach a sermon or write a blog on the times when people were caught naked in the Bible.
And, in another, the great value of being an anonymous servant of God in the great scheme of things.