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May 29, 2015

Mark 11: 11-26

Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

Then they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves; and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written,

‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?

But you have made it a den of robbers.”

And when the chief priests and the scribes heard it, they kept looking for a way to kill him; for they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was spellbound by his teaching. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.

In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Fully Human

Today we are reminded of Christ’s duality as fully human and fully divine. Often times, Jesus’ divinity and the stories of his miracles become our whole definition of who He is, which makes living the life of Christ seem inaccessible. In reality, it is not. Jesus lived the life of a human. Mark’s gospel today exemplifies that fact that Jesus felt the same emotions we feel, like anger, frustration, and despair. Jesus turned to His Heavenly Father for guidance just as we do in times of hopelessness and defeat. Let this story be a reminder of the ways Christ’s humanity connects us with Him and challenges us to live as He did.

—Mary Kate Sebby is now a senior at Loyola Academy and was a member of Kairos 218.

Prayer

Life-giving God,, there are times when I need to speak, and times when I need to be quiet. Give me the wisdom to know the difference and the courage to respond accordingly. “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”  (Psalm 141:3)

 


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May 29, 2015

Mark 11: 11-26

Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see whether perhaps he would find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

Then they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves; and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. He was teaching and saying, “Is it not written,

‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’?

But you have made it a den of robbers.”

And when the chief priests and the scribes heard it, they kept looking for a way to kill him; for they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was spellbound by his teaching. And when evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city.

In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Fully Human

Today we are reminded of Christ’s duality as fully human and fully divine. Often times, Jesus’ divinity and the stories of his miracles become our whole definition of who He is, which makes living the life of Christ seem inaccessible. In reality, it is not. Jesus lived the life of a human. Mark’s gospel today exemplifies that fact that Jesus felt the same emotions we feel, like anger, frustration, and despair. Jesus turned to His Heavenly Father for guidance just as we do in times of hopelessness and defeat. Let this story be a reminder of the ways Christ’s humanity connects us with Him and challenges us to live as He did.

—Mary Kate Sebby is now a senior at Loyola Academy and was a member of Kairos 218.

Prayer

Life-giving God,, there are times when I need to speak, and times when I need to be quiet. Give me the wisdom to know the difference and the courage to respond accordingly. “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”  (Psalm 141:3)

 

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