We tend to think of our relationship with Jesus in individualistic terms, as the faith dynamic that is happening between me and the Lord. Often in the Gospel of Mark encounters with Jesus unfold in just that way. Someone approaches Jesus with a need. He ministers to them in loving and powerful ways. But that is seldom the end of the story. Again and again we see how people are moved by Jesus toward one another. To know Jesus is to be propelled beyond ourselves toward others: to declare, to help, even to challenge.