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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection February 11, 2017

Your daily Gospel reflection...
Saturday, February 11, 2017
5th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I
Mark 8:1-10
Friends, today’s Gospel tells of Jesus feeding the four thousand with seven loaves and a few fish.

An awful lot of contemporary theologians and Bible commentators have tried to explain away the miracles of Jesus as spiritual symbols. Perhaps most notoriously, many preachers tried to explain the multiplication of the loaves and fishes as a “miracle” of charity, everyone sharing the little that he had.

But I think it’s hard to deny that the first Christians were intensely interested in the miracles of Jesus and that they didn’t see them as mere literary symbols! They saw them for what they really were: actions of God, breaking into our world.

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