Cycle B 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Deut. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 7:32-35; Mk. 1:21-28


In the ancient world it was customary that when a king  conquered a kingdom, he rebuilt the city as he wanted. Alexander the great conquered Egypt and resolved to leave behind a populous and large Greek City which would bear his name. Thus the world famous city of Alexandria was built.

We see a number of examples in the Old Testament. The story of the Israelite conquest of Jericho (Joshua 2-6) is one of the best known and best loved in the entire Bible. After wandering in the Sinai desert for

3rd Sunday in the Ordinary Time

 

Jon. 3:1-5, 10; 1 Cor. 7:29-31; Mk. 1:14-20
The story of Jonah and the Whale is one of the oddest accounts in the Bible.  God commanded Jonah  to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh.
Jonah found this order unbearable.  Nineveh was known for its wickedness. It was also the capital of the Assyrian empire, one of Israel's fiercest enemies. Jonah was a stubborn fellow so did just the opposite of what he was told. He went down to the seaport of Joppa and boarded a  ship to

Cycle B 2nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time

  1 Samuel 3: 3-10, 19;  1 Corinthians 6: 13-20;  John 1: 35-42
 


When it comes to rags to riches stories, there are no rags lowlier than those worn by American slaves. Rising from the shackles of slavery to extraordinary success required monumental amounts of hard work, tenacity, and passion, and Frederick Douglass had these qualities in spades. Douglass understood that nothing in life would ever be handed to him. When his master's wife, who had been teaching him the alphabet, was reprimanded for doing so by her husband, Douglass continued to

Cycle B Feast of Epiphany

 
Is 60:1-6;Eph 2:2-3, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

Some events and happenings are powerful enough to upset the life of an individual, or even to change the course of history.  In the play “Macbeth” Shakespeare shows how Macbeth’s life was influenced by the prophecy of the three witches. Macbeth was returning after a victorious battle. Then, in the wilderness, he was met by three witches. They greeted him, “Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” This unusual greeting upset the life of Macbeth.  Macbeth and Lady Macbeth together had dreams of Macbeth becoming king. He began to involve in foul means to become the next king. It forced him to murder the king. It made him assassinate many innocent men. Thus, he lost his