ISSL Reflections September 19 2021 Mark 10:46–52 Post 3

X.Once more let’s return to our Scripture passage and take time to notice the movement of the crowd, Jesus and Bartimaeus. XII.Mark 10:46-52 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus … Continue reading

February 14, 2021, Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18 Post 3

Once more (at least once more) take time to examine these three passages –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+8%3A1-3%2C+Mark+15%3A40%2C+John+20%3A10-18&version=NRSV VII.I asked earlier what you noticed about those sometimes missing and those most constant in these moments. What did you notice? What draws these people to … Continue reading

February 14, 2021, Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18 Post 2

Take time today to go to these passages again –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+8%3A1-3%2C+Mark+15%3A40%2C+John+20%3A10-18&version=NRSV V.I close each of these calls to reflection with the latin phrase, “ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.” I take that to translate as “where love and passion are, … Continue reading

February 14, 2021, Luke 8:1-3, Mark 15:40, John 20:10-18 Post 1

I.In these several passages our attention is called to “some women.” Who are they and what are they noticed for? II.Luke 8:1-3 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 3

This week’s Scripture can be read again at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,GNT VI.This week I’ve asked us to place ourselves in this story and pay attention to where we find ourselves. What we see, what we hear and and what we feel. I’d … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 2

You can refresh your view of the scene at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%202%3A1-12&version=NRSV,NABRE IV.Where do you find yourself in this scene? What group of folk do you most identify with? The people spreading the news that Jesus was “at home”?The crowd at the … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections January 17, 2021, Mark 2:1-12 Post 1

I.As we read this week’s Scripture we find … “When [Jesus] returned to Carpernaum after some days, it was reported he was at home…. “ Mark 2:1 As you spend time in this passage of Scripture, pay attention to what … Continue reading

July 19, 2020, Mark 6:1-6 – Post 3 – ISSL Reflections

VII.Let’s take another look at how this scene in the synagogue unfolds. Here’s a link to the passage in both the NRSV and in The Message –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+6%3A1-6&version=NRSV;MSG VIII.Previous to his going to Nazareth Mark recounts Jesus healing a number of … Continue reading