Sunday, February 07, 2010

Gospel for Monday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time

Optional Memorial: St Jerome Emiliani, Priest
Optional Memorial: St Josephine Bakhita, Virgin

From: Mark 6:53-56

Cures at Gennesaret
[53] And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. [54] And when they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him (Jesus), [55] and ran about the whole neighborhood and began to bring sick people on their pallets to any place where they heard He was. [56] And wherever He came in, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market places, and besought Him that they might touch even the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were made well.

There is no commentary in the Navarre Bible for this part of the Gospel. Please reflect on God's word and invite the Holy Spirit to enter your heart with His inspiration.

[I have included the noted from A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture, published by Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1953:]
53. The plain at the north-west of the Lake was called Gennesar. It was renown for its fertility.

55-56. Once more we see the unbounded enthusiasm of the crowd as they bring their sick to be healed by Christ.
Source: "The Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries". Biblical text taken from the Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate. Commentaries made by members of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Navarre, Spain. Published by Four Courts Press, Kill Lane, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Reprinted with permission from Four Courts Press and Scepter Publishers, the U.S. publisher.

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