Scripture Readings

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mark 8:11-21 (Gospel)

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Then the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, testing Him.
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But He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”
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And He left them, and getting into the boat again, departed to the other side.
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Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.
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Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”
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And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.”
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But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened?
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Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
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When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up? They said to Him, “Twelve.”
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Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up? And they said, “Seven.”
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So He said to them, “How is it you do not understand?”