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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel According to Mark’


 

 

An Invitation to Mercy

What greater example of God’s mercy toward sinners is there than the invitation to the tax collector, Matthew, to become a follower of Jesus?   Saint Bede the Venerable, an English monk of the seventh and eighth century, said, “Jesus saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him.”   The tax ...
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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Hope Begins Now

“Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away ...
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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – True Generosity

“Jesus sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, ‘Amen, I say ...
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Encountering Christ Through the Bible

    When I was a junior in high school I went on a retreat called Christian Awakening. It was based on the Cursillo retreat weekend. During that retreat I had my first conscious personal encounter with Christ, and, as I look back on my faith journey, I see that that encounter ...
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Daring to See

“On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.’ And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and ...
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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Price of Privilege

“Jesus summoned the Twelve and said to them, ‘You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you ...
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