Mark's Story

I am getting ready to begin preaching through the Gospel according to Mark. I came across this nugget-paragraph summary of the Gospel in France's beast-mode commentary:

"Mark's gospel is the story of how Jesus sowed this good seed into the varied soil of Roman Palestine, and of the varied way in which its human inhabitants responded. In particular it is the story of how one selected group of men were given privileged access to God's thoughts, and of their struggle, still largely unsuccessful even at the end of the story, to transcend their human thoughts so that the good seed of God's kingship might grow and flourish in them and though them until it could be seen to have come with power. When Mark's story closes that time seems to remain still in the future."