Archive for May 2015

By Whose Authority?

Mark 11: 27-33 Sir 51:12cd-20 / Ps 19:8-11 John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me! (Mark 11:30) By what authority do they act To make laws that control and define Our moral statutes that are in fact Beyond the sphere of human design? Jesus and His disciples were once again in Jerusalem, […]

Fruitful, Fearless, Faith-full and Forgiving

Mark 11: 11-26 Sir 44:1,9-13 / Ps 149 Have faith in God… whoever… does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it shall be done for him. (Mark 11:22-23) Lord Jesus, free me from any doubt, Give me courage for faith to stand out; Unless my life […]

Restoring Our Vision

Mark 10: 46-52 Sir 42:15-25 / Ps 33:2-9 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. (Mark 10:52) Grant us the grace to see, O Lord What once was hidden deep within, The wisdom to discern Your Word, And will to break away from sin. They came to Jericho. As Jesus and […]

The Essence of True Leadership

Mark 10: 32-45 Sir 36:1,4-6,10-17 / Ps 79:8,9,11,13 Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant. (Mark 10:43) The self-important are misled To think that power leads to greatness, If only they can see instead That to be great means to be selfless. On their way to Jerusalem, Jesus began to tell […]

A Hundredfold in Return

Mark 10: 28-31 Sir 35:1-12 / Ps 50: 5-8,14,23 …many that are first will be last, and the last first. (Mark 10:31) Lord, help us give to You our best In this mission where we are called; With persecutions as our test, For us to gain a hundredfold. Peter began to say to Jesus, “Lord, […]

The Plight of the Rich

Mark 10:17-27 Sir 17:19-24 / Psa 32:1-2,5-7 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God. (Mark 10:25) What worth are all the world’s treasure If in the end I lose my soul? Strive for the prize beyond measure: […]