The Role Of Father In The Gospel Of Mark

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In the Gospel of Mark there is a story of a father seeking help for his son who is possessed by a

mute spirit. The father says to Jesus, “...if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help

us. Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.’” The next statement by the father of the boy is amazing, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

I identify with the statement of that father. For the most part, intellectual belief has been an

easy exercise for me, whereas, experiential belief has been a more difficult proposition. As a six-

year-old boy, my father walked out on my mother and four children. Leading up to that day, my

father constantly complained to my mother about “the boys”
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