... ... Faith, Family, and Fatherhood | Real Life Rosary ... Faith, Family, and Fatherhood – Tagged "Mark" – Real Life Rosary
Cart 0

Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Mark

Be a Fool for Christ's sake!

Mark Meditations Scripture

Be a Fool for Christ's sake!

Mark 3:20-21 I often wonder what life would be like for St. Francis if he were to live in our day. What would it be like if a friend of ours renounced the successful family business his father owned and chose a life of poverty? What would our reaction be if a friend we went to high school with showed up at our door dressed in burlap asking for the scraps from our dinner or extra building materials we may have in the basement? Most likely you and I would smile, offer them a cup of coffee, and then call...

Read more →


We're on a Pilgrimage

Mark Meditations Scripture

We're on a Pilgrimage

Mark 3:7-12 I don't like crowds. I am the type of person who stays away from a crowd. I don't do well at football games or concerts. You can imagine my anxiety level when I took a youth group to Toronto in 2002 for World Youth Day. There I was sleeping in a field, soaked to the bone with close to a million of my closest friends. But it was all worth it. The lack of food, the long hike, the downpours, the heat, the sweat, the blisters, the fatigue was all worth it. It was a tremendous blessing to...

Read more →


The Most Ridiculous Commandment

Mark Meditations Scripture

Mark 2:23-28 Thou shalt rest. Thou shalt take it easy. Thou shalt relax, read, spend time with friends and family. Thou shalt spend time with Me for one day before going back to work. How many of us have ever uttered these words or similar words? - I'm so busy, I need a break, If I only had some free time I would (insert favorite activity here). I always thought the third Commandment was sort of ridiculous. Who needs to be told to take a day off? Who needs to be told to not work? Most of us spend an...

Read more →


Undaunted Faith

Faith Mark Meditations Scripture

Undaunted Faith

Mark 2:1-12 There is so much to this reading. Every time I read it I think of something different to meditate on. In the past I have always seen the paralytic as merely along for the ride. I have read it with the idea that perhaps he was telling his friends to put him down or to give up. Maybe he was discouraged by the crowd and asked them to simply take him home and they could try another day when Jesus wasn't so busy. Maybe that says more about my personality and what I need to work on. But...

Read more →


The Wilderness of the Confessional

Mark Meditations Scripture Sin

The Wilderness of the Confessional

Mark 1:40-45 [Leprosy] was a feared disease, and its victims were shunned because of their disfiguring stigmata—collapsed facial bones, fingers, and toes, with the hands and feet ultimately rotted away. Leprosy was among the first diseases identified as contagious. Early societies took measures to shield their healthy members from contagion: lepers were obliged to wear distinctive clothing and carry a bell to warn others of their presence, or they were segregated in lazarettos, precursors of quarantine stations and isolation hospitals. (source) We are given the impression that perhaps Jesus is alone in the wilderness on the outskirts of a town...

Read more →