St. Mark

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Encountering the Word — Mark 10:21

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.’” (Mark 10:21) Please share on social media. Print this entry

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Encountering the Word — Mark 4:39-41

And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?” (Mark 4:39-41) Print […]

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Encountering the Word — Mark 1:16-18

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him.” (Mark 1:16-18) Print this entry

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Encountering the Word — Mark 4:30-32

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of […]

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Encountering the Word — Mark 10:21

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.’” (Mark 10:21) Print this entry

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Hasten the end…

Whenever I lead a trip to the Holy Land, the question inevitably comes, “Will we visit Armageddon?”  This refers, of course, to the battlefield surrounding the ancient city of Megiddo where some think the final confrontation will take place before the end of the world (Rev 16:16).  Catholics and Protestants alike have a fascination with the Scriptural accounts of the […]

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The Widow’s Mite

The time lag between the two widows in this Sunday’s readings was considerable.  Lots of things change in eight hundred years. But one thing their two societies had in common—they offered neither social security, welfare, 401(k)s, nor pension plans.  With no husband to provide for them, both widows were literally at the mercy of those around them, totally dependent on […]

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The Blind Man Speaks

There were hundreds in the crowd that day at Jericho.  No doubt all of them had needs, many of them urgent.  But this Sunday’s gospel tells us that apparently only one of them had the audacity to speak up and ask for help from the prophet that everyone had come to see. The man happened to be a blind beggar, […]