Mark 10.35-45 | Trinity 20B

Mark 10.35-45 | Trinity 20B John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them,Continue reading “Mark 10.35-45 | Trinity 20B”

Mark 9.30-37 | Trinity 16 B

John Michael Gutierrez, PhD The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the handsContinue reading “Mark 9.30-37 | Trinity 16 B”

Mark 1.9-13 | The First Sunday in Lent B

It was the 1st year of my formal biblical studies and I was a much more assured novice than I am now. I was enrolled in a Gospel’s class. The instructor framed the class around what is called a “harmony of the Gospels”. This is a presentation of the life/ministry of Jesus compressing the four Gospels into a proposed single, chronological/historical biography. Well I’ve always been something of an independent minded fellow. So enter stage right – my prodigal youth in rock’n roll music…