Todays Gospel is a classic example of Marks use of miracle stories. He uses them to make a catechetical point, not to overwhelm the reader with Jesuss power. Mark does not deny the power, but emphasizes rather our desire to understand, to grasp, to find meaning. If you want really to see who you are and what youre life is about, you must listen closely to Jesus, not seeking words which will serve your own agenda, but rather words which challenge you, make you think, force you to reflect.
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Once upon a
time a very wealthy Yuppie and his girl friend
went on a trip to Africa to hunt lions with a camera because they were politically
correct Yuppies They were shocked and disgusted by the poverty, the corruption, the
hunger, and the sickness of the people in these countries. They told each other repeatedly
how everything would be fine in
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