10.27.2014

They said nothing to anyone.....

An interesting reflection by Tim Gombis (HT Tim Neufeld, who has some nice contributions in the comment thread) on the endings of both the Gospel of Mark and "The First Time."  "If a writer wants to agitate readers, provoking them to reflect on what they’ve heard and what it means for them, then a satisfying resolution may hinder his aims." A nice piece of analysis (though, nitpicking: surely the first verse of the song is about the Holy Spirit, making for a traditional kind of trinitarian structure, just in reverse order?)

3 comments:

Chip said...

Yes to the first verse. I left longer thoughts at Tim's site.

Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard said...

To me the ending has always been Judas plus Peter - I left by the backdoor - Judas the Thursday - I threw away the key - Peter Goodfriday, when He denies his master - but.....
there comes a time afterwards - for the first time, in that perspective, I see what love is..Jørgen Denmark best wishes love that song from the first time

Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard said...

email jel@km.dk