July 30, 2017

Reading Mark 10: 46-52 (NRSV) “What do you want me to do for you?” What a funny question for Jesus to ask! Can’t Jesus already tell what the man’s needs are? A blind beggar's needs seem obvious. And Bartimaeus is accustomed to asking people for something to live by: a piece of bread, a coin, … Continue reading July 30, 2017

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September 6, 2015

Reading Mark 7:24-37 (NRSV) In today's reading, we hear two stories about Jesus performing healing miracles. In the first, a Syrian refugee asks Jesus for help. Jesus challenges her with the commonly voiced objection, saying that there might not be enough to go around if the refugees get food before everyone else has eaten. The … Continue reading September 6, 2015