Nursing: the Gospel of Matthew

Read Chapter 3-10 from the Gospel of Matthew.
Read Chapters 8-16 in the Gospel of Mark.
Identify one passage from Mark and one passage from Matthew that illustrate either or both “Life” and “Faith” as explained above.
Compose an initial post of 200-250 words that identifies your passage and explains where and how you see the themes of Life and Faith at work in each of them. You do not need to quote the entire passage, but you should use specific pieces of each passage in your explanation. Post this by day four of the workshop.

Here is an example of a model post for this discussion, using passages outside of your assigned reading in Mark and Matthew. (Note you may not use these two passages in your initial post.)

Life and Faith in Mark and Matthew

Mark narrates Jesus’s healing of the man with a “withered” hand in 3:1-6. Working with one’s hands was crucial in the subsistence culture of Jesus’s day in Palestine. The man is in the synagogue on the Sabbath, so his disfigured hand violates the purity of the place. Jesus poses the question to his opponents: “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill.” Thus, Jesus equates “doing good” and “saving life” even though the man is not in immediate danger of death. Jesus restores this man to the full functioning of his body, enabling him to work and use his hand as a gift from God. In the same way, we can help people to live life to the fullest around us.