As our guest preacher today, Rev. John Uhle commented, the gospel lesson for today is indeed heavy in tone. We read about the gruesome death of John the Baptist, whose life was inextricably interwoven with the ministry of Jesus. Take time now to read the reflection (click on the link) from one of my other "favorite" preachers, Jan Richardson.
I encourage you to take some time in the next 24 hours to think about what claimed your attention as you either read the Gospel of Mark 6:14-29 or recall today's worship experience.
What was most compelling? What bothered, confused or challenged you?