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Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Thu. Jan 29, 2015 : Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25

The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. It’s called “Ordinary Time” not because it’s boring or routine, but because it provides an ordo, or rule of the Christian life. Jesus himself is our measure, not in the facile sense of “What Would Jesus Do?” but “What Did Jesus Do?” He’s the lamp for our life, eager to share his secrets with us. You know, in Honduras, where I live, we often find ourselves lighting candles when the electricity goes off. And, indeed, in such intimacy, secrets are shared that deepen relationships. Among the poor, one quickly learns that those with the least give the most of themselves. In this brief interlude between confrontations in Mark’s Gospel, Jesus “shines.” Dear Jesus, show me your face in all your poor.