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Gospel Refelctions Mark 11:27-33

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Today, in the Catholic Church, we mark the feast day of St. Justin the Martyr. St. Justin was someone who recognized the primacy of Christ in his life, responded to that primacy with his thoughts words and deeds to the point of giving his life for his faith. An appropriate Saint for the readings of today in the Gospel of St. Mark. I today's reading we find the scribes asking Christ by whose authority does He do the miracles he does, teach the lessons He teaches. The reading calls in to focus for us three points of reflections. First, Christ has no hidden agenda. Throughout the Gospels beginning with the baptism in the Jordan, and continuing in Christ's deeds and words, His identity is an open book. Second, much like the scribes we often skirt around Christ's true nature because it demands a response. Often we skirt around it because we know that the response demanded will make us uncomfortable or put us at odds around us. Finally, We see in the Gospel reading that Christ is not about playing games. If we acknowledge Him, He stands ready to open up to us and freely share with us. If we skirt around our acknowledgement, skirt around our response, then we are shutting ourselves out of communion with the very author of life. Full post at


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