In elequent prose, Michael Casey offers a Marcan-based gospel exploration of the humanity and divinity of Jesus. Chapters on the dynamics of Jesus’ life on earth as portrayed in Mark alternate with chapters that turn their attention back to our own human condition. Thus, we grow in an understanding of our own humanity as the means by which we participate in the precious gift of divine life in and through Christ. As the chapters of this book proceed, we are primed to embrace renunciation, detachment, knowledge of the truth about ourselves, a humble realization of our own lack of merits, and the discovery of a contemplative intensity that allows us to step outside of ourselves.
As Casey advises, “read slowly,” “expand your horizons,” “expect surprises.”