For 29 May 2021, Saturday of week 8 in Ordinary Time, based on Mark 11:27-33
Jesus and his disciples came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him and said, â€˜By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?â€™ Jesus said to them, â€˜I 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€˜If we say, â€œFrom heavenâ€, he will say, â€œWhy then did you not believe him?â€ But shall we say, â€œOf human originâ€?â€™â€”they were afraid of the crowd, for all regarded John as truly a prophet. So they answered Jesus, â€˜We do not know.â€™ And Jesus said to them, â€˜Neither 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.