The Sanctification of the Mind

Lectio:   Mark 7:14-23 Meditatio:  ". . . from the human heart . . . " Jesus' contemporaries highly valued external practices of purification, especially regarding clean and unclean foods. But Jesus tells his disciples that what goes into a person is not what defiles,...

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Look

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectio Mark 2:23-28 Meditatio "Look" Isn't it amazing how several people can look at the same event but see something entirely different? The Gospel recounts a day in the life of Jesus. "Jesus was passing through a field of...

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Sinners

Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Lectio Mark 2:13-17 Meditatio "I did not come to call the righteous but sinners." This passage of Mark shows us once again how comfortable Jesus was with people from every stratum of society. Levi, the tax collector, is not...

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The Faith of Others

Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Lectio Mark 2:1-12 Meditatio "When Jesus saw their faith, he said to [the paralytic], 'Child, your sins are forgiven.'" Today's Gospel account is one of the few occasions when Jesus cures someone because of the faith of...

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Now

Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Lectio            Mark 1:14-20 *Note: We will be mainly following Mark's Gospel in  these daily Gospel reflections. Meditatio "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand." Now is the time. Mark uses the...

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Day by Ordinary Day

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 1:7) Every day, God's grace is available to us. There is, of course, nothing "ordinary" about grace, which is the amazing reality of God's life in us. Indeed, there is nothing...

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