So Jesus is telling the 12 about His impending death and resurrection. But they don’t understand what Jesus is saying. In fact, they’re not even paying attention.
They’re too busy arguing. About which of them is better and who’s more important.
And then the miracle happens in Sunday’s Gospel (Mark). Jesus doesn’t yell at them for being idiots. Or ask God for some better Apostles.
Instead, Jesus shows us what love looks like in action. Jesus meets them where they are. And starts explaining things in a way that they can understand.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday