Sunday Bible Reflection


All Things Well: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on August 31, 2015

Readings:

Isaiah 35:4-7

Psalm 146:7-10

James 2:1-5

Mark 7:31-37

The incident in today's Gospel is recorded only by Mark. The key line is what the crowd says at the end: "He has done all things well." In the Greek, this echoes the creation story, recalling that God saw all the things he had done and declared them good (see Genesis 1:31). 

Mark also deliberately evokes Isaiah'...

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