Theme: The Priest’s ministry
1st Reading: Ezekiel, chapter 2: 2-5
God sends Ezekiel to preach to a rebellious Israel. He encourages the prophet, and all priests, that in spite of the people’s stubbornness, the word of God will make an impact on them.
2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians, chapter 12: 7-10
St Paul does not think highly of himself; instead, he is content to be a weak vessel that God is using for his purpose. He invites us to see in him the Christ whom he preaches.
Gospel Reading: Mark, chapter 6: 1-6
Jesus’ own people failed to appreciate his ministry, and so did not benefit from his miracles. We may also miss out on divine insights if we do not acknowledge those whom the Lord has anointed to be our shepherds.