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Mark Chapter 2

Mark Chapter 2
Reading Mark in Advent

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In Chapter Two, Jesus heals a paralytic, calls Levi, son of Alphaeus, and answers a question about his disciples and why they are not fasting. We learn that the Son of Man is Lord – even of the Sabbath.


Reading Mark in Advent is an 18-part podcast series that sees us upload a chapter of Mark’s Gospel each weekday of the season.

With a global pandemic sweeping the world and lockdowns and restrictions placed on our everyday living – not to mention patterns of worship and prayer – this is very much “the Word in Lockdown”.

But the Word of God is never locked down, isolated and contained. As Pope Francis says:

“The word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12); it does not die, nor does it age, but it remains for ever (cf. 1 Peter 1:25). It stays young in the presence of all that passes away (cf. Matthew 25:35) and preserves those who put it into practice from inner aging.”