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Bible Diary - CMF

Mark shows other people too just as they were.  In today’s passage, the sons of Zebedee are seen in a rather unflattering light.  These, mind you, are going to be the great apostles, James and John.  But here they are, asking a question just as crude as Peter’s question.  They are asking the important places in the Kingdom (in politics it is known as ‘jobs for the boys’).  But Matthew (20:20) edits the story and has their mother make the embarrassing request!  Mothers! What they have to put up with!

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