Listen to the Sermon.
“So what were you arguing about on the road?” It sounds like a question I might ask my children at dinner: So, what did you learn at school today? Jesus asks the question, hoping the disciples will come clean about their conversation.
And he gets the answer one might expect. Heads drop. Shoulders slump. I’m kind of surprised Mark doesn’t tell us one of the disciples said, “Nothin’.” Or my personal favorite, “Stuff.” I imagine an extra element in this scene: Furtive glances at the others, to see if anyone will dare to say something, anything.