Jesus tells the disciples for a third time what is to come:
The Human One will be handed over…They will ridicule him, spit on him, torture him, and kill him. After three days, he will rise up.” (Mark 10:33–34 CEB)
And they still don’t hear him.
They bicker over who gets to sit at his right hand.
Listen. In this hour, listen to the Divine.
God of all, Open our ears that we hear you. Open our spirits and minds that we comprehend your call. Help us to be and do as you will no matter the cost. Amen.