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Today’s Readings – Sunday of Week 12 of Ordinary Time (Year B)

Commentary on Job 38:1,8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41

During the Sundays of Ordinary Time this year, we are reading from Mark’s Gospel. In his Gospel he brings the reader through a process by which the real identity of Jesus is gradually revealed. There seem to be two lessons being taught in today’s readings.

Crossing the lake
In today’s passage Jesus tells his disciples to cross over in a boat to the opposite shore of the Sea of Galilee. In John’s Gospel this scene follows immediately on the feeding of the 5,000 when the crowd got very excited and wanted to make Jesus their king. In case the disciples might have got similar ideas themselves, Jesus packs them off in their boat where they soon come face to face with real life. They get into the boa … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saturday of Week 11 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 24:17-25

About this passage, the Vatican II Missal says:

"We turn today to Second Chronicles for a further unhappy episode in the history of Judah.  The zealous high priest Zechariah, son of the same Jehoiada who had saved King Joash, is murdered in the Te … Continue

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