In his book “Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading” Richard A. Burridge says whilst discussing The Roar of the Lion – Mark’s Jesus :
James and John think the whole point discipleship is to get the best seats in heaven – not realizing that Jesus’ throne is to be a cross (Mk. 10.35-45).
A throne is to be a cross – this can be a discomforting image to some people.
What is more shocking is when we do not manifest our faith to represent a throne as a cross.
Discomforting faith – hopefully found, when we challenge the world that we live in.