28 Sat May 2016
By what authority?
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For 28 May 2016, Saturday of 8th Week, based on Mark 11:27-33
Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him and said, â€œBy what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?â€ Jesus said to them, â€œI will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin? Answer me.â€ They argued with one another, â€œIf we say, â€˜From heaven,â€™ he will say, â€˜Why then did you not believe him?â€™ But shall we say, â€˜Of human originâ€™?â€ â€”they were afraid of the crowd, for all regarded John as truly a prophet. So they answered Jesus, â€œWe do not know.â€ And Jesus said to them, â€œNeither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.â€
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.
Judith Anne O' Sullivan
27 May 2016 @ 8:48 pm
Thank you Mary Elllen for placing the person and life of Jesus before us with such clarity and in the context of His place and time. You yourself have the gift of Preacing with authority. Blessings as you continue to open the Word for others.