From today's readings


This is after Jesus was seized in the Garden of Gethsemane, when his closest friends were too sleepy from the Passover dinner (Last supper) to stay and wait with him. It is recorded that Peter, James and John were there. I am not certain who all else was in the crowd that followed Judas to see him betray Our Lord with a kiss.
Mark 14:51,52
51: And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body; and they seized him,
52: but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.
I assume that the 'him' being followed was Jesus, else why would they try to seize the young man? I don't know why, but I never noticed these verses before. Mark is the shortest Gospel and it does not contain extraneous details, so why is this important to record? Who was this young man? Could it have been Mark the apostle and gospel writer? Are there legends or tradition? I know it wasn't Peter, because we find out later what Peter was up to later that long night. Could it have been John or James?

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