The Gospel of Mark. Lecture 6 of 10.
Rudolf Steiner, September 20, 1912:
“Do you notice and understand nothing? Are your souls still in the darkness? You have eyes and do not see, ears and do not hear, and you do not think of what I did. I broke the five loaves for the five thousand. How many baskets of the fragments did you gather?” They answered, “Twelve.”“And when seven loaves were divided among four thousand, how many basketsful of fragments did you gather?” And they answered, “Seven.”Then he said to them, “Do you still not understand?” (Mark 8:17-21.)
And the apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to Him everything they had done and what they had taught. And he said to them: “Withdraw to a solitary place apart and rest for a short time.” (Mark 6:30-31.)
And Jesus and his disciples went into the areas around Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “What do people say of me? Who do they say I am?”So they told him, “Some say you are John the Baptist; others that you are Elijah, and yet others that you are one of the prophets.”And he asked them, “What about you? Who do you say that I am?”Peter answered and told him, “You are the Christ.”And he warned them not to tell anyone about him.And he began to teach then that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes; and that he would undergo death and after three days be raised. And he spoke quite openly of the matter.Then Peter went close to him and began to scold him. But he turned around and when he saw his disciples he scolded Peter in this way. “Get behind me, Satan! You are thinking only of what is convenient for men, not for God.” (Mark 8:27-33.)