Mark, the shortest and simplest of the four Gospels, gives us a crisp and fast-moving account of the life of Jesus Christ. With few comments Mark pens Peter's first-hand account of life with Jesus. The narrative speaks for itself as it tells the story of Jesus who is constantly on the move preaching, healing, teaching and finally dying for sinful humanity.
In his death and resurrection the reader is persuaded to believe that Jesus "came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45). Thus setting the pattern of selfless living for those who become his followers.