HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ST MARK THE EVANGELIST

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF ST MARK THE EVANGELIST

1Peter 5:5-14; Psalm 88; Mark 16:15-20

Jesus in today’s gospel according to Mark, commanded his followers to go out and ‘proclaim the Good News to all creation’. Mark whose feast we celebrate today did this through his travels with St Paul, and later with Peter, and specifically through his gospel – the oldest of the four gospels, said to be most precise and concise in theology and a relevant inspiration for other gospels. Mark is symbolized by a winged lion – a figure of courage and monarchy. The lion also represents Jesus’ resurrection (because lions were believed to sleep with open eyes, a comparison with Christ in the tomb), and Christ as king. May his gospel strengthen us to become good preachers that will always stand firm in faith to pull down satanic kingdom. Amen.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

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Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.

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