Jason Gil Serrano
Gospel: Mark 8:14-21
The disciples had forgotten to bring more bread, and had only one loaf with them in the boat. Then Jesus warned them, “Keep your eyes open,
and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.”
And they said to one another, “He saw that we have no bread.” Aware of this, Jesus asked them, “Why are you talking about the loaves you are short of?
Do you not see or understand? Are your minds closed? Have you eyes that don’t see and ears that don’t hear?
Gospel: Mark 8:11-13
The Pharisees came and started to argue with Jesus. Hoping to embarrass him, they asked for some heavenly sign. Then his spirit was moved.
He gave a deep sigh and said, “Why do the people of this present time ask for a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this people.”
Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side of the lake.
Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37
Do not think that I have come to annul the law and the prophets. I have not come to annul them, but to fulfill them. I tell you this:
as long as heaven and earth last, not the smallest letter or dot in the law will change, until all is fulfilled. So then,
whoever breaks the least important of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be the least in the kingdom of heaven.
On the other hand, whoever obeys them, and teaches others to do the same, will be great in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you,
Gospel: Mark 8:1-10
Soon afterward, Jesus was in the midst of another large crowd, that obviously had nothing to eat. So he called his disciples and said to them,
“I feel sorry for these people, because they have been with me for three days and now have nothing to eat. If I send them to their homes hungry,
they will faint on the way; some of them have come a long way.” His disciples replied, “Where, in a deserted place like this,
Gospel: Mark 7:31-37
Again, Jesus set out: from the country of Tyre he passed through Sidon and, skirting the sea of Galilee, he came to the territory of Decapolis.
There, a deaf man, who also had difficulty in speaking, was brought to him. They asked Jesus to lay his hand upon him.
Jesus took him apart from the crowd, put his fingers into the man’s ears, and touched his tongue with spittle. Then, looking up to heaven,
Gospel: Mark 7:24-30
When Jesus left that place, he went to the border of the Tyrian country. There, he entered a house, and did not want anyone to know he was there;
but he could not remain hidden. A woman, whose small daughter had an evil spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet.
Now this woman was a pagan, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter.
Gospel: Mark 7:14-23
Jesus then called the people to him again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and try to understand.
Nothing that enters a person from the outside can make that person unclean. It is what comes from within that makes a person unclean.
Let everyone who has ears listen.”
Gospel: Mark 7:1-13
One day, the Pharisees gathered around Jesus, and with them were some teachers of the law who had just come from Jerusalem.
They noticed that some of his disciples were eating their meal with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. Now the Pharisees,
and in fact all the Jews, never eat without washing their hands, for they follow the tradition received from their ancestors.
Gospel: Mark 6:53-56
Having crossed the lake, they came ashore at Gennesaret, where they tied up the boat. As soon as they landed, people recognized Jesus,
and ran to spread the news throughout the countryside. Wherever he was, they brought to him the sick lying on their mats; and wherever he went,
to villages, towns or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplace, and begged him to let them touch just the fringe of his cloak.
And all who touched him were cured.
Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
You are the salt of the earth. But if salt has lost its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It has become useless.
It can only be thrown away and people will trample on it. You are the light of the world. A city built on a mountain cannot be hidden.
No one lights a lamp and covers it; instead, it is put on a lamp stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way,
your light must shine before others, so that they may see the good you do, and praise your Father in heaven.