Gospel Reflections

Weekly Gospel Reflections

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August 28/29

First Reading:

As Moses prepared the Israelites to settle and live in the Promised Land he urged them to stay close to God’s commandments and statutes in order to become a “great nation.” Why do you think so many nations stray from this idea?

Second Reading:

In the opening verses of his letter, James urges his readers to be “doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.” Why do you think this is wise advice?


In returning to the Gospel of Mark, we hear today how the religious leaders from Jerusalem questioned Jesus about keeping “the tradition of the elders.” Jesus responded with the importance of being clean of heart. Why is this such a challenging spiritual exercise?