April 25, 2017 (Feast of St. Mark)

(Mark 16:15-20) John Mark was the cousin of Barnabas and is associated with both Peter and Paul. The oldest Gospel written is ascribed to him. Today’s reading is part of the “Longer Ending,” probably added by someone else (the Church still considers it canonical). In the Gospel, as a whole, Jesus is portrayed as a man of action and “mighty deeds” that show the start of God’s Kingdom. In the Gospel, while Jesus’s human nature is more present than in the other Gospels, we can’t miss the fact that He is truly “the Son of God,” as the centurion states at His death.

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