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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

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Mark never thought anyone would read today's gospel passage independent of last week's. To get the full impact of each, one must reflect on both.

If Jesus' question to Bartimaeus - "What do you want me to do for you... more

To understand the original impact of today's gospel pericope, we must go back five and six weeks to check Mark's first and second prediction/misunderstanding/clarification passages. Today we have the last two elements of the evangelist's third series. (For some reason... more

Biographers of W. C. Fields always narrate an episode which happened shortly before he died. A friend came to visit him in the hospital and was amazed to find the comedian reading a Bible. "I didn't know you were a religious person, Bill," the friend said.... more

The concept of biblical myths is one of the most difficult things for people of our culture to understand.

Brought up with the idea that a myth is a story that isn't true, the term seems to be an oxymoron. How can it... more

I often remind my readers and students that when our sacred authors write, they're almost always addressing problems in the communities for whom they write. Rarely do biblical authors sit down on a beautiful, sunny day with no problems running through their minds and... more

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