The Last Supper

Recap of Mark 14.  Mark is the only Gospel writer who adds, “and they all drank from it.” (v.25) The “all” echoes throughout the remainder of the chapter, recalling both the grace of Jesus and the failure of the disciples: they “all drank” (v. 23), they “all [swear allegiance to Jesus]” (v. 31); but they “all fall away” (v. 27), and they “all fled” (v. 50).  The original Last Supper is attended by traitors (v. 18) and cowards (v. 50).  It a table not of merit but of grace.