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Healing a leper and healing a paralytic‚Ä¶ If you're like me, then when you read these stories, it seems like, Wow! This Jesus guy is pretty powerful and interesting! He can heal all kinds of people. He just has to will it and, BAM! People are healed.
But an attitude that also may arise is ‚ÄúSo what?‚ÄĚ Is Mark just recounting all of the great things Jesus did to show how great he was? I mean, I'm a Christian, I believe Jesus was God and everything. But why does it seem like Mark is just including these long list of miracle accounts? How is it connected and why does it matter?