This morning I’m not going to preach about Jesus’ second prediction of his death and resurrection, or about his words on greatness in dominion of God, or about who one really receives when one welcomes a child in Jesus’ name. But the story of Jesus healing an epileptic boy is omitted by the lectionary, and I do not know why. Matthew and Luke recast it. And it’s only in Mark that we hear Jesus’ words about faith and the father’s response. So this year, I’m going to preach on the exchange between the father and Jesus that speaks profoundly to the mystery of our faith.