Mark's Gospel, along with Luke's and Matthew's began with chapters
portraying Jesus aa the Savior. Then, half way through each of
the three Gospels, we are given the story of how Peter proclaimed
Jesus to be the Savior. Following on that, each of the Gospels recorded
Jesus as saying he will save us through his suffering.
The first reding is packed with so much wisdom that at times it has
us smiling, as when it says something like: "There is a time for kissing,
and a time when kissing has to stop."