From the Pastor's Desk...
August 30th, 2015
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
On this Sunday, the 22nd in ordinary time, we return to Mark's Gospel. In the Gospel, Mark describes the religious customs of Jesus’ time, speaks of the Pharisees who taught the people these practices and customs and of Jesus’ teaching concerning this matter. Many of these practices and customs had lost their meaning and made peoples’ lives difficult. The Pharisees saw sin in everything and threatened with punishment in hell: for instance, to eat without washing one’s hands was considered a sin.
What is the purpose of the law? More importantly, why should we observe the law? Is it so that we don't go to jail or get a speeding ticket? The law is a gift of God, and its purpose is to bring us fulfillment....