As a doctor, I have always loved the last line of this reading. It seems like - for St Mark - just healing a few sick people doesn't really count as a miracle! He takes it for granted that healing is a natural part of God becoming really present in a human life.
The pope's universal prayer intention for July is Politics : That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity. David Stewart SJ, National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, reflects
As lay collaborators with Jesuits, we were exploring what it might mean to live and work in an Ignatian way. We did this through exploring the image of a God who labours for all of us. On a course at St Beuno’s Retreat Centre in Northern Wales.
‘Who am I to judge?’ This remark might seem evasive or less-than-serious. In fact it is on safe ground. Jesus says that ‘God did not send the Son into the world to condemn it, but so that the world might be saved through him.