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My Favourite Gospel

MarkYesterday was the feast of St. Mark the writer of the first of the four Christian Gospels. This is my favourite gospel because it is the one that most influenced - through the Copts, Celts and St. Patrick - Irish spirituality with its emphasis on penance, pilgrimage and hermits.

A few days ago we celebrated Earth Day and this is also Spring which Mark refers to in Mark 4:26-29 when he writes:

"The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground and would sleep and rise, night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come."

Now that the sun is shining I better get out and cut the grass before it starts to rain again!

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Have to admit that my own preference is for Luke. :o)