Between the Lines: Pentecost 4: June 24, 2012

Text: Mark 4:35-41

English: Lakeshore in Kreuzlingen

Lakeshore in Kreuzlingen
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”

After a hard day, week, month or lifetime – one that seems to put endless demands upon your psyche, soul, and body – where, when, and why have you finally said to others, “Let us go across to the other side”?  What, for you, did that other side represent literally and metaphorically?  Among those in the “boat” with you, did someone take control so that you could be “just as” you were at the time?  And what were the anticipated and unexpected awakenings and outcomes along the way?  Did you ever reach the other side?

– Caren Goldman

“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC. BibleWorkbench includes a series of open-ended questions focused on a reading in the Common Lectionary aimed at drawing readers into the story and making connections with the world around them and the world within. Also included are “Between the Lines” reflections, Parallel Readings from literature, poetry, and the news, and Critical Background on the text and its setting. For details and subscription information, go to

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