On Today’s Gospel

Posted: April 25, 2023 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Every day we awake, is a new day in the risen Lord! How many of us actually wake up with such zeal? That we have been given a mission and the power of the risen Lord is upon us so that we do not only proclaim the good news to all creation, but what we proclaim is accompanied by signs and wonders!

I have been sharing this for some time now but those who thought it was my own thinking, read and reflect today’s Gospel and be empowered!

For indeed the evil one is on the prowl seeking to maim, distort and scatter. While we shall gather, heal, cast out, set free and restore by the power of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen alleluia!

Saint Mark, pray for us…


First reading

1 Peter 5:5-14 ·

My son, Mark, sends you greetings

All wrap yourselves in humility to be servants of each other, because God refuses the proud and will always favour the humble. Bow down, then, before the power of God now, and he will raise you up on the appointed day; unload all your worries on to him, since he is looking after you. Be calm but vigilant, because your enemy the devil is prowling round like a roaring lion, looking for someone to eat. Stand up to him, strong in faith and in the knowledge that your brothers all over the world are suffering the same things. You will have to suffer only for a little while: the God of all grace who called you to eternal glory in Christ will see that all is well again: he will confirm, strengthen and support you. His power lasts for ever and ever. Amen.

    I write these few words to you through Silvanus, who is a brother I know I can trust, to encourage you never to let go this true grace of God to which I bear witness.

    Your sister in Babylon, who is with you among the chosen, sends you greetings; so does my son, Mark.

    Greet one another with a kiss of love.



Mark 16:15-20

Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News

Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them:

    ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast out devils; they will have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison; they will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover.’

    And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place, while they, going out, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the signs that accompanied it.

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