Daily Gospel (1205)
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
The apostles returned and reported to Jesus all they had done and taught. Then he said to them,
“Let us go off by ourselves into a remote place and have some rest.”
For there were so many people coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat.
And they went away in the boat to a secluded area by themselves. But people saw them leaving,
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
King Herod also heard about Jesus, because his name had become well-known. Some people said,
“John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
Others thought, “He is Elijah,” and others, “He is a prophet like the prophets of times past.”
When Herod was told of this, he thought, “I had John beheaded; yet, he has risen from the dead!”
Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
He called the Twelve to him, and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over evil spirits.
And he ordered them to take nothing for the journey, except a staff: no food, no bag, no money in their belts.
They were to wear sandals and were not to take an extra tunic. And he added, “In whatever house you are welcomed,
stay there until you leave the place. If any place doesn’t receive you, and the people refuse to listen to you,
Gospel: Mark 6:1-6
Leaving that place, Jesus returned to his own country, and his disciples followed him. When the Sabbath came,
he began to teach in the synagogue, and most of those who heard him were astonished.
But they said, “How did this come to him? What kind of wisdom has been given to him, that he also performs such miracles?
Who is he but the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? His sisters, too,
Gospel: Mark 5:21-43
Jesus then crossed to the other side of the lake; and while he was still on the shore, a large crowd gathered around him.
Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came up and, seeing Jesus, threw himself at his feet; and begged him earnestly,
“My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may get well and live.”
Jesus went with him, and many people followed, pressing around him.
Gospel: Mark 5:1-20
They arrived at the other side of the lake, in the region of the Ge rasenes.
No sooner did Jesus leave the boat than he was met by a man with evil spirits, who had come from the tombs.
The man lived among the tombs, and no one could re strain him, even with a chain.
He had often been bound with fetters and chains; but he would pull the chains apart and smash the fetters;
and no one had the strength to control him. Night and day he stayed among the tombs on the hillsides,
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
When the day came for the purification according to the law of Moses, they brought the baby up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord,
as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every firstborn male shall be consecrated to God. And they offered a sacrifice,
as ordered in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.
There lived in Jerusalem, at this time, a very upright and devout man named Simeon; the Holy Spirit was in him.
Gospel: Mark 4:35-41
On that same day, when evening had come, Jesus said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side of the lake.”
So they left the crowd, and took him along in the boat he had been sitting in, and other boats set out with him.
Then a storm gathered and it began to blow a gale. The waves spilled over into the boat, so that it was soon filled with water.
Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. They woke him up, and said, “Master, don’t you care if we drown?” And rising up,
Jesus rebuked the wind, and ordered the sea, “Quiet now! Be still!” The wind dropped, and there was a great calm.
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Jesus also said, “In the kingdom of God it is like this: a man scatters seed upon the soil. Whether he is asleep or awake,
be it day or night, the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The soil produces of itself; first, the blade; then, the ear;
then the full grain in the ear. And when it is ripe for harvesting, they take the sickle for the cutting: the time for the harvest has come.”
Jesus also said, “What is the kingdom of God like? To what shall we compare it? It is like a mustard seed which, when sown,
Gospel: Mark 4:21-25
Jesus also said to them, “When the light comes, is it put under a basket or a bed? Surely it is put on a lamp stand.
Whatever is hidden will be disclosed, and whatever is kept secret will be brought to light. Listen then, if you have ears!”
And he also said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear. In the measure you give, so shall you receive, and still more
will be given to you.
Gospel: Mark 4:1-20
Again, Jesus began to teach by the lake; but such a large crowd gathered about him, that he got into a boat and sat in it on the lake,
while the crowd stood on the shore. He taught them many things through parables. In his teaching he said,
“Listen! The sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some of the seed fell along a path; and the birds came and ate it up.
Some of the seed fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil; it sprang up immediately, because it had no depth;
Gospel: Mark 3:31-35
Then his mother and his brothers came. As they stood outside, they sent someone to call him. The crowd sitting around Jesus told him,
“Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.” He replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”
And looking around at those who sat there, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is brother
and sister and mother to me.”
Gospel: Mark 3:22-30
Meanwhile, the teachers of the law, who had come from Jerusalem, said, “He is in the power of Beelzebul:
the chief of the demons helps him to drive out demons.”
Jesus called them to him, and began teaching them by means of stories, or parables. “How can Satan drive out Satan?
If a nation is divided by civil war, that nation cannot stand. If a family divides itself into groups, that family will not survive.
In the same way, if Satan has risen against himself and is divided, he will not stand; he is finished.
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum,
a town by the lake of Galilee, at the border of Zebulun and Naphtali. In this way, the word of the prophet Isaiah was fulfilled:
Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, crossed by the Road of the Sea; and you, who live beyond the Jordan, Galilee, land of pagans:
The people who lived in darkness have seen a great light; on those who live in the land of the shadow of death, a light has shone.
From that time on, Jesus began to proclaim his message, “Change your ways: the kingdom of heaven is near.”