Today's Reading: Numbers 15-16 and Mark 6:1-29
Caravaggio is one of the greatest painters in history. He lived in Italy, born 1571 and died 1610. Here is his painting of John the Baptist's head being delivered on a party platter.
The scene is ugly because it's a feast being run by an evil man. Tomorrow we'll see a feast run by God (the feeding of the 5000). I don't believe it's an accident the two passages are right next to each other!