Reflections for the Week of Sunday, July 15, 2018 Eighth after Pentecost
Gospel: Mk 6.14-29 tells of the arrest and execution of Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist. Some thought Jesus was John returned to life, others that He was Elijah who had returned. King Herod in this vignette is Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great, who had died in 4 BC. Antipas was the ‘Tetrarch’, […]
Reflections for the Week of Sunday, July 8, 2018 Seventh after Pentecost
Gospel: Mark 6.1-13. Jesus teaches in the synagogue in Nazareth and His hearers marvel at His wisdom and reputation of performing miracles, but He offended them (Lk 4.16ff.). He sent His disciples out two by to preach the gospel of the kingdom of God and to heal the sick and teach them to repent. We […]
Reflection for the Week of Sunday July 1, 2018 Sixth after Pentecost
Gospel: Mk 4.21-13 tells the story of the healing of the woman with the issue of blood and raising the girl who had died. Jesus is on His way to the little girl who is critically ill when the woman with the hemorrhage touches Him and is healed. Jesus feels power go out of Him […]
Reflections for the Week of Sunday, June 24, 2018 Fifth after Pentecost
Gospel: Mk 4.35-41 is the text about Jesus stilling the storm. The disciples ask Jesus, as they are awakening Him, if He doesn’t care that they are perishing? A better question, if the disciples had known who Jesus really was, would have been: Is it possible for us to perish with the Ruler of the […]