Archive for February, 2015

Thursday of Septuagesima Sunday – Mark 6:45-56

ShareMark 6:45-56 The Gospels are filled with the most intriguing and edifying details.  I find that they are so odd and unexpected sometimes that they confirm the authenticity of the Gospel writers’ accounts. Here in Mark 6:48 we come across one of those intriguing and at first baffling details.  Here’s the set up to the […]

February 4, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Septuagesima Sunday – Mark 6:30-44

ShareMark 6:30-44 I find this passage in Mark’s Gospel to be an absolutely amazing and instructive passage – and not just because of the Feeding of the 5000.  We will have plenty of opportunities to meditate on that famous miracle, but today I see something else of great importance in this passage: in fact, several […]

February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Septuagesima Sunday – Mark 6:14-29

ShareMark 6:14-29 “The truth is out there.” So says the TV series The X-files. And the Truth is indeed out there, but what John the Baptist proved by his life is that the Truth needs truth-bearers to stand up and proclaim it.  Only if those who know the Truth proclaim the Truth will the Truth […]

February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Septuagesima Sunday – Mark 6:7-13

ShareMark 6:7-13 In this passage Jesus the Great Master sends out His disciples, in particular the 12, to go and be His presence in the world.  Jesus knows that in His human form He is limited in space: He can only be in one place at a time.  He also knows that His time is […]

February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More