Daily Reading and Prayer

June 2023

Jun 3

June 3, 2023

Mk 11:27-33 In their usual antagonistic way, the chief priests, scribes and authorities challenge Jesus with a question about his authority. He counters their question with one of his own. They realize they cannot answer without getting into trouble, so they tell him they do not know the answer. Their ignorance is apparent by this exchange. I...
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Jun 2

June 2, 2023

Mk 11:11-26 Cursing a fig tree seems uncharacteristic of Jesus and what does the incident have to do with the cleansing of the temple? The answer lies in the fact that the fig tree is an image for Israel from the Old Testament. Temple piety, the expression of faith, has become “fruitless” in Jesus’ time and he is frustrated...
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Jun 1

June 1, 2023

Mk 10:46-52 Bartimaeus, seemingly helpless and an outcast because of his infirmity takes the initiative by calling out to Jesus. The name by which Bartimaeus calls Jesus, Son of David reveals that he sees more clearly than those closest to Jesus. You know what we need you to do for each one of us. We want to see you, to trust and to follow. This...
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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God