Readings: Numbers11:25-29, Psalm 19:8,10,12-13,14, James 5:1-6, Mark 9:38-43.45.47-48                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          God’s power is beyond our tendencies, we cannot limit it

Today’s gospel starts with the disciple John recounting to Jesus how they saw one who was not part of the apostles driving out devils in the name of Jesus and how they tried to stop him because he was not part of the “approved apostles”.

Read more: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Embrace the least privileged!

Readings: Wis 2, 17-20; Ps 54, 3-4.5-6.8; Jas 3, 16-4,3; Mk 9, 30-37

The word of God for us on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time B invites us to become like children in order to be Jesus’ disciples. Our greatness as Christians consists in serving others especially the poorest and most abandoned. We learn servant leadership from Jesus Himself who came not to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for all (Mt 20, 28; Mk 10,45).

Read more: 25th Sunday in ordinary time, year B

Theme: The deaf hears and the dumb Speaks.

1st Reading: Isaiah 35: 4-7. The prophet urges those who are losing heart to take courage, for God is coming to vindicate and save his people.

2nd Reading:  James 2;1-5. A class distinction should have no place among Christians.

Gospel: Mark 7: 31 -37. This tells how Jesus cured a gentile man who was deaf and dumb.

Read more: 23rd Sunday in ordinary time year B

Readings: Isaiah 50:5-9, Psalms 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9, James 2:14-18, Mark 8:27-35

Faith is lived in action, not in theory

Saint Francis of Assisi once said that we must “preach the gospel at all times but, if necessary, we must use words”. The best homily that I can give is not this well written or that rhetorically expressed. The best homily is that which I live practically every day, putting into practice the word of the Lord and his precepts, coming to the aid of the needy, showing gestures of love, being close to those who need attention and sympathy.

Read more: 24th Sunday in ordinary time Year B

Readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2.6-8, Psalm15:2-3a,3b-4a,5, James1:17-18.21b-22.27, Mark 7:1-8.14-15.21-23

Observance of the law leads to life

Ordinarily, when we think about the law immediately, we think about it as that limiting factor, that constraining element that almost steals away our freedom from us and limits our actions by impeding some of them. Because of the law, some of our actions are branded licit or illicit. We have so many dos and don’ts.

Read more: 22nd Sunday in ordinary time year B

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