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Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus’ Attack on the Tradition of the Elders

Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus’ Attack on the Tradition of the Elders

Indeed, throughout the Gospels we clearly see Jesus affirming the proper application of the Oral Torah; that is, where it does not contradict or attempt to supplant the Written Torah. This is especially clear in many of Jesus' dialogues with the Pharisees in response to His works done on the Sabbath.

Author : David Gray
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John 6:51-58 – God’s Obsession with Food & Wine

John 6:51-58 – God’s Obsession with Food & Wine

Therefore, being that Exodus 12:24 is a Permanent Law – a Perpetual Command, if Jesus doesn’t fulfill it – if it is not part of His body of work according this His statement in Matthew 5:17, that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, then He not the Messiah or Lord; rather, He is a liar, a lunatic, and a sadist.

Author : David Gray
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Mark 4:35-41 – The Calming the Storm Miracle

Mark 4:35-41 – The Calming the Storm Miracle

Again, at least four of these men were skilled in negotiating a squall, which as a common occurrence on Galilee, so when they awoke Jesus to ask Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” - What they are simply asking Jesus to do is to wake up and do His part to navigate the boat

Author : David Gray
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John 1:6-8; 19-28 – John’s Testimony to the Light

John 1:6-8; 19-28 – John’s Testimony to the Light

While some might have a particular call on their life to live The Waymaker’s Ministry exclusively, all of the Baptized have a general call on their life to prepare themselves and others to receive the fullness and glory of Light of the World.

Author : David Gray
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Matthew 14:23-33 – The ‘Walking on Water’ Narrative

Matthew 14:23-33 – The ‘Walking on Water’ Narrative

For us to best understand this narrative, we have to spend a moment to contextualize and couch it into the Canaanite myth and Jewish understand about a God who overcomes waves of death.

Author : David Gray
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Luke 22:14 – 23:56 – Peter and the Apostles’ Denial

Luke 22:14 – 23:56 – Peter and the Apostles’ Denial

In totality, these Gospel accounts tell us two things, which people often take out of context. The first is that the Lukan version of our Lord’s prophecy held up. The second is that Peter is not the pusillanimous, scared, and bumbling idiot that I grow so weary of hearing so many Christians portray him to be.

Author : David Gray
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John 2:1-11 – The Wedding Feast at Cana

John 2:1-11 – The Wedding Feast at Cana

Today’s Gospel reading at Mass comes from John 2:1-11, and it concerns the Wedding Feast at Cana in Galilee that Mary, Jesus, and His disciples attended. Like all of the Gospel of John this section is jam packed with theological implications and spiritual light.

Author : David Gray
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