Gospel Reflection for September 16, 2018, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 50.5-9; James 2.14-18; Mark 8.27-35 Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.”  – Mark 8.29 Jesus finally calls the question in chapter 8, the midpoint of Mark’s gospel. In a miracle just before Jesus asks this question, he has to try twice to open theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 16, 2018, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 13, 2015, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 50.5-9; James 2.14-18; Mark 8.27-35 “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8.29) Mark’s gospel explores how the faith of Jesus’ disciples matures.  For all of us faith develops across the life cycle.  As children, our brains limit our understanding.  As adolescents, we share the faith  of our families, neighbors, andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 13, 2015, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 16, 2012, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answers, “You are the Messiah.” Mark 8.29 “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks his disciples in this Sunday’s gospel.  The disciples are the people whom Mark most fully characterizes in his gospel.  They follow Jesus without hesitating when he calls them fromContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 16, 2012, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time”