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Homily Helps: Coming of the Son of Man

Exegesis of the Gospel: Luke 21:25–28, 34–36 Today marks the beginning of Advent. The emphasis running throughout the Scriptures chosen for this season is watchfulness.
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Homily Helps: Be Prepared

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 13:24-32 Chapter 13 is the most difficult section of Mark’s Gospel, using apocalyptic, symbolic language that usually points to some ensuing catastrophe.
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Homily Helps: The Poor Widow

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 12:38–44 Once again we find Jesus criticizing the scribes, the experts in interpreting the Torah. They were an ancient version of a lawyer. Not all scribes were self-serving as the ones depicted in this passage. Jesus is not condemning all scribes—only the ones who fail to carry out their duties justly and with compassion.
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Homily Helps: The Eyes of Faith

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mk 10:46–52 In the Gospel of Mark the disciples do not grasp the true identity of Jesus. After having Jesus predict his passion three times and the disciples misunderstand what he is saying or why he is saying it, Mark closes that section of the Gospel with a story of a blind man who sees with the eyes of faith. 
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Homily Helps: Leadership and Service

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 Today’s Gospel contains a response of the disciples to Jesus’ third and final passion prediction (Mk 10:32–34).
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Homily Helps: Wealth and the Kingdom of God

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 This week's Gospel consists of three passages all focusing on the topic of wealth and the kingdom of God. Traditionally, wealth was understood by Judaism as a sign of God’s blessing.
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Homily Helps: Discipleship Means Serving Others

Exegesis: Mark 9:30-37 Today’s Gospel highlights the second of three passion predictions Jesus proclaims in the midst of his disciples.
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Homily Helps: Jesus on the Meaning of Discipleship

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mk 8:27–35 Today’s Gospel is the first of three passion predictions which form the theological center of Mark’s understanding of discipleship (Mk 8:31–38; 9:30–37; 10:32–45).
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Homily Helps: The Reality of Jesus

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 7:31–37 The ministry of Jesus consists mostly of preaching and teaching about the advent of the kingdom of God and healing many people of their illnesses and infirmities. 
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Homily Helps: Jesus and the Tradition of the Elders

Exegesis of the Gospel: Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 This Sunday's Gospel describes a controversy between Jesus and the Pharisees and scribes.  The controversy focuses on the meaning and validity of religious tradition, referred to as “the tradition of the elders.” 
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