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Monday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mk 12:1-12 Parable of the Tenants I read this story about a fifth grade teacher in a Christian school in the U.S.A. asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mk 12:13-17 Paying Taxes to the Emperor In today’s gospel reading, the Pharisees and Herodians ask Jesus if it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not. The question they ask Jesus is a trap. If He answers it … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mark 12:18-27 The Question about the Resurrection It is said that about 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror, Charlemagne was opened. The sight, the workmen saw, was startling. There was his body in a sitting position, clothed … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mark 12:28-34 The Greatest Commandment The Pharisees pride themselves that they know the law and their ritual requirements.  They made it a life-time practice to study the six hundred and thirteen precepts of the Old Testament along with the numerous … Continue reading

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Friday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mark 12:35-37 The Question about David’s Son Among the Jews the most common title for the Messiah (the Hebrew word for Christ or the Anointed One) was the Son of David. Today’s gospel reading is not easy to understand. Yet … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mark 12:38-44 Denunciation of the Scribes: The Poor Widow Winston Churchill says: “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” In the Jewish society, a woman and especially widow, is a … Continue reading

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