Mark 9: 38 – 41 Whoever is not against us is for us

Mark 9: 38 – 41 Whoever is not against us is for us ‘Teacher,’ said John, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.’ ‘Do not stop him,’ Jesus said. ‘For no one who does a miracle in my name canContinue reading “Mark 9: 38 – 41 Whoever is not against us is for us”

Mark 9: 14 – 29 Jesus heals a boy possessed by an impure spirit

Mark 9: 14 – 29 Jesus heals a boy possessed by an impure spirit When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.Continue reading “Mark 9: 14 – 29 Jesus heals a boy possessed by an impure spirit”

Mark 9: 2 – 13 The transfiguration

Mark 9: 2 – 13 The transfiguration After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before themContinue reading “Mark 9: 2 – 13 The transfiguration”

Mark 8: 34 – 38, 9:1 The way of the cross

Mark 8: 34 – 38, 9:1 The way of the cross Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses theirContinue reading “Mark 8: 34 – 38, 9:1 The way of the cross”

Mark 8: 31 – 33 Jesus predicts his death

Mark 8: 31 – 33 Jesus predicts his death He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly aboutContinue reading “Mark 8: 31 – 33 Jesus predicts his death”

Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah

Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, ‘Who do people say I am?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ ‘But whatContinue reading “Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah”

Mark 4: 35 – 41 Jesus calms the storm

Mark 4: 35 – 41 Jesus calms the storm That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, andContinue reading “Mark 4: 35 – 41 Jesus calms the storm”

Mark 3: 7 – 19 Crowds follow Jesus, and Jesus appoints the Twelve

Mark 3: 7 – 19 Crowds follow Jesus and Jesus appoints the Twelve Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.Continue reading “Mark 3: 7 – 19 Crowds follow Jesus, and Jesus appoints the Twelve”

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some menContinue reading “Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man”

Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “Meditations for Good Friday”