Posts Tagged With: Gospel of Mark

Today’s find: TGD

With temps in the upper 90s…and a Heat Index that soared well into triple digits…conditions were not ideal for keeping one’s cool at the charity golf tourney I played in just the other day.

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Today’s find: Vertigo

A friend told me about his recent bout with vertigo, and I came away from the conversation amazed. Continue reading

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Today’s find: Firm

As one liturgical year ends and another begins, the Lectionary seems to strike a redundant note.

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Today’s find: Crowd-sourced sanctity

Sometimes, I wonder: Did Jesus ever just have a bad day? Or  simply an especially tiring one?

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Today’s find: Bartimaeus, BFF

I was delighted to have Bartimaeus pop up in the gospel reading at daily Mass the other day. Why? Because I’ve long considered the blind man from Jericho to be one of my best buddies in all of scripture.

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Today’s find: On the Mark

The ferocity of a recent spring storm toppled two of the four chairs on our deck. Twenty-four hours later, the duo remained askew—prompting Gerri to observe that her dear husband must have absolutely zero interest in home improvement.

“But two of the chairs remain upright,” I protested. “So that’s about right…I’m at least half-way concerned…”

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Today’s find: Image & Likeness

Do we ever really know God’s plan?

Scripture is a help, I suppose. But often I find that the words of scripture function less like an answer book…than an invitation to enter into mystery.

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Today’s find: Boast-buster

I made a spectacle of myself last evening.

Well, all day yesterday actually…but it was the evening shift that I found most discomfiting.

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Today’s find: Desert drive-by

It’s hard to tell, based on St. Mark’s account, precisely what happened to Jesus during his desert sojourn.

We learn that it lasted for forty days—but Mark provides none of detail we find in the stories told by Matthew and Luke.

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Today’s find: Paternidad*

Sometimes my son the Jesuit says things that I simply do not understand.

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