“He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.” Mark 1 : 31

When we think of power, we’re inclined to think of waring armies rather than trusting souls. We think of brute strength and endless resources of money and machinery that bully and force people into allegiance. Today’s scripture reminds us that we have it all wrong. Love and compassion are the real signs of power. Jesus … Read more

“Immediately, his ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.”

Gospel of Mark, chapter 7:35 The similarities between the external senses of seeing and hearing, and the internal attributes of knowing and obeying are central to understanding many of the healing miracles in St. Mark’s gospel. St. Mark wrote to a community of believers under persecution. In this situation, speaking up for Christ was a … Read more

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