The Gospel of Mark. Lecture 8 of 10.
Rudolf Steiner, September 22, 1912:
And He was transfigured before them.And His garments became gleaming bright, brighter than any fuller on earth could bleach them.And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they conversed with Jesus. (Mark 9:2-4.)
And the Lord spoke with Moses and said: “Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away my anger from the children of Israel through his zeal concerning me. So in my zeal I have not destroyed the children of Israel. Therefore say: See, I give him my covenant of peace.”
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came in as he sat at table with an alabaster flask of genuine costly ointment of nard, and she broke the flask open and poured the ointment over his head.But some of those present disputed among themselves and said, “Why this waste of ointment?” It could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii that could have been given to the poor. And they were indignant with her.But Jesus said, “Let her alone, why do you trouble her? She has accomplished a good work in me. For you have the poor with you all the time and you can do good to them whenever you wish. But you do not have me with you forever. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body in advance for burial.I say truly to you, wherever in the whole world this Gospel is proclaimed, her deed will be spoken of in her memory.” (Mark 14:3-9.)
“Wherever in the whole world this Gospel is proclaimed, her deed will also be spoken of in her memory.”And Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief Priests to deliver him up to them. And they were glad when they heard it, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he could find a good opportunity to deliver him up. (Mark 14:9-12.)
And the next day, as they were leaving Bethany he was hungry.And from afar he saw a fig tree, which had leaves. So he went to see if he might find something on it. And when he came to it he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.And he began to speak to it: “Never to all eternity shall anyone eat fruit from you!” And his disciples heard it. (Mark 11:12-14.)