Stroll through Scripture for Sunday, February 18, 2024

Pastor Matthew Best
3 min readFeb 13, 2024

Based on Mark 10:17–31

It’s after the Transfiguration and the rest of the Gospel is going to keep getting more and more uncomfortable as Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem. This week’s Gospel reading is the conversation between Jesus and the rich man and Jesus’ teaching on wealth.

A man comes up to Jesus and asks the question that frames the conversation — “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Inheritance is a financial term. It’s a term that assumes a few things — that the person deserves or…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.