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Blind spots

In today’s Gospel we are back with Mark’s fast-paced narrative, and we have an odd, perhaps even awkward pair of stories, that don’t present Jesus in the best light.  In the first, Jesus is a long way from home, and by implication a long way from his Jewish compatriots, the children of Israel.  When a …

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Bread of Life

Over the past few weeks, we have had a recurring theme about ‘bread’, the most fundamental food in the human, or at least western, diet. Jesus feeds 5000 people on the hillside by miraculously multiplying a few bread rolls and fish.  When the crowd following him become over-excited about this practical miracle and demanded more, he …

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Family Values

This week we have all been watching the rescue of the young Thai soccer team with bated breath.  Although like me, you were probably fearful that getting them out of the flooded caves would prove to be too hard, it was wonderful to have those doubts confounded as skilled divers and medics completed this amazing, …

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