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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel According to Mark’


 

 

Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos (Chapter 7:12-15)   “Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos, ‘Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy in Bethel.” Amaziah is protecting his own turf and accusing Amos of being a ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 2:2-5)   The people of Israel revered the prophets but did not always treat them well. That was still true in the time of Jesus as well and it is true today. Prophets are often not honored by their own people in their ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapters 1:13-15; 2:23-24)   This is one of the latest books of the Hebrew Bible, written about two hundred years before the birth of Jesus. It is filled with wisdom about life and death and, most important, about God.   “God did not make death, nor does he ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 17:22-24)   Ancient Israel was a largely agricultural society, so the great Jewish prophets and Jesus himself often used agricultural images and allegories to convey deep truths. Here, Ezekiel uses the image of a majestic cedar tree. “Birds of every kind shall dwell ...
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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Seeds of Hope

“He said, ‘To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 3:9-15)   Ancient cultures told stories to explain the most important realities of their world. This is such a story, one that ancient Jewish people developed to explain the existence of evil, the separation of the sexes, the dominance of the male, the inferior and ...
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