The Genius of Jesus – Teaching with Parables

  From today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 4:1-20), Jesus teaches a large crowd using parables.  An excerpt: [10] And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables. [11] And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for […]

Jesus dominates the Scribes

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 3:22-30), Jesus demonstrates His powerful communication skills by totally trashing the faulty logic of the Scribes: [22] And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Be-el’zebul, and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”  [23] And he called them to […]

The Greatest Communicator

 In the Gospel from the Mass (Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21), Jesus demonstrates His great ability to communicate and enthrall a crowd.  An excerpt: [16]  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read;  [17] […]