God whom we serve is able …

The Mark reading features two unconnected – or not obviously connected – incidents/teachings.  Actually, the whole chapter seems to be an assembly of some of the things Jesus did and taught in the week just before his execution.
Although, given that I’m touched first of all by the pompous ways of the scribes, especially in contrast to the meekness and humility of the widow, Mark may well have placed these two segments beside each other intentionally. 

But I feel rather to pick up on something from the Psalm reading … [more follows: click on title]