Message: "The Naked Heart"
A guy runs away from Jesus naked, and we wonder, "Why is that in the text?" The answers that Mark is spelling out physically what the rest of the chapter has expressed. (the arrogance of "not me, Lord" in spite of prophecy, James and John's mom asking for a good place, falling asleep in the garden, deny three times) Jesus reveals the human heart - it's nakedness and need - its vulnerability. It is what Simeon said Jesus would do.