Gospel Reflections B

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 128B Read: Mark 7:31-37 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, the people brought to Jesus a deaf man who also had a speech impediment. They begged Jesus to heal the man. Jesus touched the man’s ears and tongue, and prayed that his ears be opened. Immediately, the man was healed. Jesus ordered the people not to tell anyone, but they could not...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 131B Read: Mark 8:27-35 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus begins his journey to the Cross and Resurrection. The disciples are beginning to understand that Jesus is the Christ, but they cannot reconcile their understanding with Jesus’ own foretelling that he will suffer, be killed, and rise after three days. Peter rebukes Jesus....

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 134B Read: Mark 9:30-37 Gospel Summary Jesus continued to try to help the disciples understand what was in store for him, but they did not understand what he was saying. They discussed among themselves who was the greatest. Placing a child in their midst, Jesus told the disciples that whoever receives a child in his name receives him....

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 137B Read: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells John that those who are not against us are for us. Jesus also speaks of removing those parts of our bodies that cause us to sin, for they are hindrances to entering the Kingdom of God. Reflection for Parents The second teaching in today’s Gospel invites...

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 140B Read the Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 Gospel Summary In the first part of today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds his listeners of what was God’s original plan for marriage. A man and a woman are to be joined together and so become one flesh. In the second part of the Gospel, Jesus welcomed the children to come to him, and instructs that we, too, are to...

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 143B Read: Mark 10:17-30 Gospel Summary The man in today’s Gospel lived a good life and observed God’s laws. But he had yet to do the one thing Jesus would ask of him—to sell all he had and give to the poor. The man went away sad, for he had many possessions. Jesus emphasized to his disciples how hard it is for those with great wealth to...

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 146B Read: Mark 10:35-45 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were concerned about who would sit at Jesus’ right and at Jesus’ left in the heavenly kingdom. They, like the other disciples, did not understand Jesus’ teaching that things are different in God’s kingdom. The greatest ones are the least among us....

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 149B Read: Mark 10:46-52 Gospel Summary The blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus, acknowledging him as Son of David and Master. Jesus heard his cries and asked Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” Bartimaeus wanted to see, and Jesus healed him. Reflection for Parents Take a few minutes for quiet prayer and reflection today. Imagine...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 152B Read: Mark 12:28b-34 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, the first part of Jesus’ response to the scribe is taken from Deuteronomy 6:4-5. It is also the first part of the Shema, a very important section of the Torah that is recited by Jews in the morning and at night. This prayer is part of what is often written on pieces of parchment and...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 155B Read: Mark 12:38-44 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Jesus observes people putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums, but this was no sacrifice for them as they had great wealth. A poor widow, however, caught his attention because she put in what he knew to be all that she had. Her donation was but two small...

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