Our first reading from the Book of Numbers and the Gospel reading from Mark both highlight a very interesting spiritual predicament, one that is presented numerous times throughout the Bible. It might be summed up as the inclination for members of the Church to subvert the mission of the Church because of their own ego-driven desires and preoccupations.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Numbers 11:25-29
Psalm – Psalm 19:8-14
Reading 2 – James 5:1-6
Gospel – Mark 9:38-48