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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 6, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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For those who have little or no faith, little or nothing can be done! Why do some not see Jesus for who He was, who He is and is to come?

How can we bring Jesus to others? Be Jesus for others? when we cannot see Jesus in others or in our very own selves?

Why do we continue to find fault in others even if there weren’t any to find to begin with? Do we question the Holy Spirit’s choice in men and women sent to us, for us, to speak, to act? Are we to judge them according to their past?

Let us pray….

God our Father, you conquer the darkness of ignorance by the light of your Word. Strengthen within our hearts the faith you have given us; let not temptation ever quench the fire that your love has kindled within us. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN

GOSPEL Mark 6:1–6

Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.