Do you still not understand?

 
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Tuesday of 6th week, based on Mark 8:14-21

Now the disciples had forgotten to bring any bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out—beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” They said to one another, “It is because we have no bread.” And becoming aware of it, Jesus said to them, “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?” They said to him, “Twelve.” “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?” And they said to him, “Seven.” Then he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Patricia Bruno, O.P.

About Patricia Bruno, O.P.

Patricia Bruno, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, California. She is the Promoter of Preaching for the Dominicans in the Western Region of the US and has been a member of the board for the Academy of Preachers. Patricia is involved in many justice issues, especially in the area of economic justice and nonviolence. Presently her full time ministry is preaching.