30th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Jer 31:7-9 ; Heb 5:1-6 ; Mk 10:46-52

Today's Gospel describes Jesus' final journey to Jerusalem through Jericho, an ancient city, fifteen miles away from Jerusalem. Jericho was the first city conquered by the Israelites when they entered Palestine. It was a city of great wealth and remarkable beauty. Great numbers of merchants and Jewish priests

29th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45

Todays Gospel places before us two beautiful themes. The trust and confidence of  James and John, the sons of Zabedee, in the glory of Jesus and the teaching of Jesus to be practiced  in his kingdom to attain glory.

James and John, the sons of Zabedee, approached Jesus with a request: "Master, allow us to sit one at

28th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Wis 7:7-11 ; Heb 4:12-13 Mk 10:17-30

There is an old story  about an 18th century man who was moving overseas. His life's savings of gold and silver coins were carried in a big money belt he wore around his waist. The ship hit an iceberg and started to go down. It was sinking so fast that many people had to jump in the water and swim to the lifeboats already launched. The man jumped in, but

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gen 2:18-24; Heb 2:9-11; Mk 10:2-16

Marriage has been a mystery  through out human history. From the time immemorial philosphers have  reflected on this mystery, poets have sung  about it, and religious men have glorified it. They realized that marriage is a union of man and woman in physical, mental, religious and   social  realms.