Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

Monday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 6:53-56 The Healings at Gennesaret Dr. Paul Brand shared a story of a young man he treated for leprosy in India. Dr. Brand laid his hand on the shoulder of the leper as he tried to explain through an … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:1-13 The Tradition of the Elders Fr. Mark Link SJ, in his homily book Illustrated Daily Homilies Weekdays, quoted William Barclay who tells the story of a Jewish rabbi who was in a Roman prison. The rabbi used his … Continue reading

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Monday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 5:1-20 The Healing of the Gerasene Demoniac I invite you to reflect on three things about this healing of the Gerasene demoniac by Jesus. First, evil spirits bring to us division. The demoniac is a symbol of the inner … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 5:21-43 Jairus’ Daughter and the Woman with a Hemorrhage Gary Thomas (Christianity Today, October 3, 1994, p. 26.) said that George Bush, still the Vice President, represented the U.S. A. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 5th Week of the Year

Gen 2:5-9, 15-17; Mk 7:14-23 The Tradition of the Elders According to one of the beliefs and traditions of our elders, if we have mole on our lips or black spot on our tongue we are daldalero/daldalera or tismoso/tsismosa. You … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:24-30 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith Calvin Miller in his, Rethinking Suburban Evangelism, (Leadership, 1988, p. 68) told this story that some time ago, a teenager, Arthur Hinkley, lifted a 3,000-pound tractor with bare hands. He wasn’t a weight lifter, … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 6:1-6 The Rejection at Nazareth Sometimes in the past, I read in the newspaper of a lady who visited her brother in a certain village but was suspected of having the dreaded disease called SARS by the residents of … Continue reading

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Friday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 7:31-37 The Healing of a Deaf Man Giles Fletcher said something about Jesus, like this: “He is a path, if any be misled; He is a robe, if any naked be; If any chance to hunger, He is bread; … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 6:7-13 The Mission of the Twelve A missionary in New Guinea tells this story. An old man, a recent convert to Christianity, used to come daily to the mission hospital to read the gospel to outpatients. One day the … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 5th Week of the Year

Mk 8:1-10 The Feeding of the Four Thousand Woodrow Wilson said: “No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.” Today’s gospel tells us about the feeding of Jesus of about four thousand people out of … Continue reading

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Friday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 6:14-29 The Death of John the Baptist Somebody, by the name of Judith, said something about strength: “Never set a standard in the love you’re looking for because you’ll end up eating your words. For love comes with the … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 4th Week of the Year

Mk 6:30-34 The Return of the Twelve Bruno Hagspiel told this story that Saint John the Apostle liked to play with his pet sparrow from time to time. One day a hunter came to visit him and was surprised to … Continue reading

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Monday of the 3rd Week of the Year

I don’t know if you’re familiar with divide and rule tactics or “Divide et Impera!” This was the military tactics used by the Roman emperors before Christ was born in conquering other empires throughout Europe. They caused a conflict within … Continue reading

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