Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 4:1-20 (read it here) Reflect It is a question of common sense; who would ever think of lighting a lamp and then putting it under a bushel basket or under the mattress?  Doing this with a lamp would be absurd.  A lit lamp belongs onContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 4:1-20 (read it here) Reflect Jesus is making a new start.  He is no longer teaching in the synagogue because of the opposition he receives from the religious authorities.  He is now teaching by the lakeside in the open air. Jesus also chooses a newContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 3:20-21 (read it here) Reflect Jesus’ own family had concluded he had lost his mind and it was time he was taken home to avoid further embarrassment. Let us see if we can understand what made Jesus’ family feel like that.  Jesus had left homeContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 3:13-19 (read it here) Reflect Jesus had come to an important moment in his life and work.  He had formulated his message and traveled throughout Galilee preaching and healing.  By this time, he had made a very considerable impact on the public mind. Now heContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 3:7-12 (read it here) Reflect Unless Jesus wished to be involved in a head-on collision with the Jewish religious authorities, he had to leave the synagogues.  It was not that he withdrew out of fear.  But his hour had not yet come.  There was muchContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 3:1-6 (read it here) Reflect In the synagogue there was a man with a paralyzed hand.  Perhaps he had been born that way, or perhaps some illness had taken the strength from him.   The Gospel According to the Hebrews, which is gospel that theContinue Reading

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 2:23-28 (read it here) Reflect When Jesus and his disciples were going through the corn fields one Sabbath day, his disciples began to pluck the ears of corn and eat them.   On any ordinary day, the disciples were doing something that was freely permitted,Continue Reading