Faith and Risk

Have you ever been challenged to step outside your comfort zone?   I like to watch cooking shows like Masterchef, and if contestants are to have any hope of winning they have to continually push themselves and take risks that can either succeed or fail.  The same goes for Survivor; contestants push themselves to the limit …

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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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