By what authority are you doing that what you are doing

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

By what authority are you doing that what you are doing

Lectio

Jesus and his disciples returned once more to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him and said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I shall ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.  Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me.” They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’ But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?”, they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet. So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.” Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Mk 11, 27-33)

Contemplatio: 

Each of us is the spoken word of God sent to those who touch our lives, to pass on the joy and peace, to show them by our actions the love and mercy of the Father. For us to undertake the words of Jesus: “Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.” (John 20:21)

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Sr. Katarina Maglica, O. P.
Sr. Katarina Maglica, O. P.
Author's biographySr. Katarina Maglica, O. P., is a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of Holy Guardian Angels in Croatia. She entered the community in 1966 and took her perpetual vows in 1976. She presently serves as General Superior in her congregation.