Category: Mark

Jesus Faces Rejection Too

     In the second half of Mark’s Gospel, we are introduced to a new situation.  Jesus faces rejection.  The first half he was questioned, but now his message is rejected and people turn their backs on Jesus.  The rich man receives the answer to his deepest question, but walks away.  The scribe answers correctly …

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Coming with Power

And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.  Who is it who conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  1 John 5:4-5             The power of the Kingdom of God (cf. Mark 9:1) has sadly been misinterpreted by so many.  Our sensibilities today …

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Kingdom Time and Our Problems

How long, O Lord? -Psalm 13:1      The Psalmist in Psalm 13, repeatedly cries out, “How long…?”  Our patience and God’s time rarely coincide.  When it comes to personal tragedy, time is always at a premium.      In Mark’s Gospel time is noted for us in times of tragedy or trial.  This keeps …

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Spiritual Attention

Mark 4:1-20 We often make our spiritual lives more complicated than they need to be.  It goes back to the time where the sisters Mary and Martha were hosting Jesus in their home.  Martha was in a flurry and bothered by all that needed to be done, but Mary was at the feet of Jesus …

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