Joseph Pulitzer, the 19th-century newspaper baron and founder of the Pulitzer prize, believed in the power of the news. Not only was he convinced that a newspaper should be one of the most powerful institutions on earth, he believed its influence should extend even further.


You say, “What does that mean?” Pulitzer wanted to erect a sign so large it would be visible on the planet Mars. He wanted to advertise his newspaper across the universe.


I don’t think he would have found too many news readers on Mars.

Though sometimes I wonder how many news writers are from Mars.


But Pulitzer was right that Good News can have a global and even universal impact.


That’s what we see in Mark’s Gospel—the Good News of Jesus Christ the Son of God (v. 1) is breaking out, and everything in Christ’s path is being changed.


·      At His baptism, Heaven is opened.

·      At his temptation, wild beasts are tamed and angels minister to Him.

·      At the synagogue, His teaching is powerful & authoritative.

·      And a demon flees from a possessed man.

·      At Peters’ house, fever leaves his mother-in-law faster than the demon.


When Jesus comes, the Gospel transforms lives.