Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • 30 B

    Posted on October 21, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Sight and insight. Introduction:  Today’s Gospel is the end of the Way section.  Immediately after this, Jesus arrives almost to the city of Jerusalem. When Jesus began this way-journey, a blind man was part of the story. That blind man was healed in steps.  The Way section ends with the story of another blind man.  Remember along the way the […]

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  • 29 B

    Posted on October 21, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    29th Sunday of Ordinary Time “B” Upside down authority. Introduction:  This Sunday’s Gospel takes up the Way section of Mark’s Gospel immediately after Jesus’ third announcement of his handing over, suffering, death and resurrection.  Mark continues to follow his previous pattern: announcement, reaction, teaching. Mark’s first way of dying with Jesus is to be completely open to whatever […]

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  • 28 B

    Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    This section of Mark’s  Gospel consists of three units on wealth and the kingdom:  1) the story of the rich man, 2) Jesus’ instruction to the disciples, 3) Jesus teaching about rewards for giving up riches. 1) The story of the rich man.  Here the man takes the initiative: runs to Jesus, kneels down, questions Jesus.  This man is […]

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