Luke 3:15-16,21-22 (gospel): the ethical message of the Baptist was overshadowed by that of Jesus, but it prepares us for it. For Luke, John belonged firmly to the old dispensation.
Mark's is a gospel about Jesus, the major character whom he calls the Christ and Son of God. The reader already knows what Peter confesses half way through the story, ‘You are the Christ’.
26 & 27 August: The parables of foolish and wise bridesmaids, of talents used and talents neglected, are designed to encourage faith and perseverance.
During Holy Week this year, we hear the Passion narratives from Mark’s Gospel, on Palm Sunday, and John’s Gospel, on Good Friday. How, through these Scriptures, do we meet Jesus as our Servant, Priest and King?
The passage about the 'emptying' of Christ is the part of the Letter to the Philippians that the Church has made most use of in her liturgy.
This elegantly-produced work serves a dual purpose: it reflects an actual pilgrimage to the Holy Land by the author; and it is a sort of verbal pilgrimage through the texts of the third Gospel.
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