Nov 18, End Times: a Sunday Scriptures blog

It’s that time of year when we hear apocalyptic Scriptures, today’s from the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of Mark. This highly imaginative and symbolic writing was meant to both warn and reassure people facing death-dealing forces around them. So these Scriptures invite us to look at death-dealing forces…

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Nov 4, Hear: a Sunday Scriptures blog

Hear or listen, from our first reading (Deuteronomy 6:2-6) connotes “Always remember, never forget!” “Remember now!” What the people are to remember is that the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. This religious mantra unites Jews, Muslims and Christians. And this mantra is the context for the rest of…

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Oct 7, Union – a Sunday Scriptures blog

Today’s first reading from Genesis and the Gospel reading from Mark present an ideal image of union between a man and a woman. Later this beautiful image will be used by Paul to describe the union between God and the church. In the Genesis narrative we hear today, the woman…

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