Sun Gospel...According to Mark

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Sun Gospel...According to Mark
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Mon, 09-22-2003 - 5:46pm
..Gosh, this is a Good One.....

..Then he sat down called the twelve, and said to them, If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all...and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.........

I absolutely love this Gospel. Our Priest put it poiniently when he explained that serving as a Disciple is more than our Status, Job Title, Material Things, it is a calling beyond that. Oh, How I admire that Reading. I pray on actions, reactions, talents and paths that DH and I chose for our family. Prime example happened a couple weeks ago: DH was offered a local job from another company. The difference was in excess of 20,000. Great, huh? Well, the company is much smaller than the company he was working for. He accepted it then rescinded after the company he was working for told him that they couldn't match/negotiate the pay. The company did coax him into thinking, thou, that stability is most important and to think twice which is why DH rescinded his original acceptance. Well, the VP of the Company that made the offer, called him over the weekend. He asked what had happened. DH told him that because of outside influences, he was really thinking twice. DH slept on it. We both talked about it. Then DH decided to take the job. I look at DH in a bit of a humble and proud way. It appears to me that he was looking beyond money, which I hope this company he is now working for is looking at too. DH is a very agressive, go getter, kind of worker and very trust worth and loyal worker too. It's an additional blessing when you know there is support and acknowledgement for it too.......

Just my take on the Gospel. Sorry for the Book ;)

Jeanne

 

 

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Wed, 09-24-2003 - 1:28pm
Thank you for sharing your story on this Gospel. Posting for reasons to believe, to trust... Sometimes a job is the only thing we can rely on, if it isn't God, Himself. I really believe in that philosophy, especially as a Catholic.

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Reading I

Wis 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:

Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;

he sets himself against our doings,

reproaches us for transgressions of the law

and charges us with violations of our training.

Let us see whether his words be true;

let us find out what will happen to him.

For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him

and deliver him from the hand of his foes.

With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test

that we may have proof of his gentleness

and try his patience.

Let us condemn him to a shameful death

for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8

R. The Lord upholds my life.

O God, by your name save me,

and by your might defend my cause.

O God, hear my prayer;

hearken to the words of my mouth.

For the haughty men have risen up against me,

the ruthless seek my life;

they set not God before their eyes.

Behold, God is my helper

the Lord sustains my life.

Freely will I offer you sacrifice

I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.


Reading II

James 3:16--4:3

"Beloved:

Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,

there is disorder and every foul practice.

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,

then peaceable, gentle, compliant,

full of mercy and good fruits,

without inconstancy or insincerity.

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace

for those who cultivate peace.

Where do the wars

and where do the conflicts among you come from?

Is it not from your passions

that make war within your members?

You covet but do not possess.

You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;

you fight and wage war.

You do not possess because you do not ask.

You ask but do not receive,

because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Gospel

Mk 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,

but he did not wish anyone to know about it.

He was teaching his disciples and telling them,

"The Son of Man is to be handed over to men

and they will kill him,

and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise."

But they did not understand the saying,

and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,

he began to ask them,

"What were you arguing about on the way?"

But they remained silent.

They had been discussing among themselves on the way

who was the greatest.

Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,

"If anyone wishes to be first,

he shall be the last of all and the servant of all."

Taking a child, he placed it in the their midst,

and putting his arms around it, he said to them,

"Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;

and whoever receives me,

receives not me but the One who sent me."