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Pentecost XVIII Mark 9:38-50

Mark 9:38-50. Spiritual Salt is Good. “Have salt among yourselves, and be at Peace with each other." There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for salt. This parable is the difference between one dimensional thinking, what we think salt tastes like rationally, and two dimensionally, how we spiritually use salt to preserve things.  Read more

Pentecost XVI Mark 8:27-38

Mark 8:27-38. "Who do you say that I am?" There is a very fine line between how you think "up and in" or "down and out". What you think about this parable is irrelevant. How you think, either abiding or not abiding, is what is relevant.  Read more

Pentecost XV Mark 7:24-37

Mark 7:24-37. “It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." This scripture gives the commentators trouble. Why would the loving and graceful Jesus be so curt, rude, and judgmental toward an innocent person in distress because of her daughter’s affliction? Worldly rational thinking will make the woman and Jesus as the center of the lesson. They think Jesus insulted her to see if she really believed. Godly spiritual understanding will go past what is written to understand what is not written. It is to look past these two to take a look at the Disciples. Who are these guys?  Read more

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