So…. Did Jesus Really Have Brothers and Sisters?

Jesus - Sermon on the Mount

 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are his sisters here with us?" --Mark 6:3DID JESUS HAVE BROTHERS AND SISTERS? The Gospel of Mark would seem to say so.And not only in the Gospel of Mark.  In Luke 8:19-21, the topic comes up again. Jesus is told by a crowd gathered to hear him speak.  The crowd says, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” But Jesus, rather than inviting the rest of his … [Read more...]

Peter, Paul and Mary Sing About the Woman at the Well

Peter Paul and Mary

As a deacon, my husband reads the Gospel at Mass each Sunday.  This morning before we left the house he stared at me, a sort of "deer in headlights" stare, and said, "Today's Gospel is REALLY long!"And indeed, it was.  At 775 words, the story of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well may be the longest Gospel reading except for the readings of the Passion during Holy Week.I found this rendition of "Jesus Met a Woman" by '60s folk singers Peter Paul and Mary.  It seems just … [Read more...]


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