The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.10.21 No Ransom Jesus did not come to give his life as a ransom for many. We know this because there was no ransom to pay. Our salvation is not linked to a cosmic debt, a debt owed by God to the Devil, one that Jesus paid on our […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 10:35-45 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.10.14 Do Good and Walk Justly Listen! Remember this, with God all things are possible. The kingdom of heaven is not a kingdom in the earthly sense, rather it is the garden where we walk God, where we talk with God in friendship. Listen to the wisdom of Jesus, […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 10:17-30 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.10.07 We Are One The reading for today brings us to the heart of the gospel: What God has united, man must not divide. We should be clear about this, because on it rests the entire foundation of Christian faith and hope. The greater truth is this: What God […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 10:2-16 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.30 Be Accepting of Others The reading for today comes from a period when the church was experiencing division. Remember this, the authors of Mark’s gospel, wrote it at least fifty years after Jesus died. Twenty years after Paul wrote his letters, and at least ten years after Jerusalem […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.23 Walk with Humility In the gospel reading for today we get an unabridged view of the Way, Jesus preached it, as he lived it and taught it. He knew that his disciples struggled, as all people do, with social order and pride of place. They were obsessed with […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 9:30-37 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.16 The Authority to Teach The Gospel for today provides to the reader the most profound message concerning the teaching authority of the church. This is a lesson that all Christians should bear in mind at all times, but especially in those moments when any Christian presumes to understand […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 8:27-35 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.09.09 Miracle No Miracle In the gospel reading for today we are given an example of Jesus’ healing power. The narrative constructed in such a way as to have the reader believe that what is important is the story of Jesus’ healing power, that he is able to […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 7:31-37 ©"