7th Week, Ordinary Time : Thursday, 23rd May 2024

Daily Word Of God

Mark 9:41-42, 49-50

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If anyone gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, then in truth I tell you, he will most certainly not lose his reward. But anyone who is the downfall of one of these little ones who have faith, would be better thrown into the sea with a great millstone hung round his neck.

‘For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is a good thing, but if salt has become insipid, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus warns us against leading others away from God, especially the innocent and the young who have an openness and eagerness for the Truth of God.


  • Are there hindrancesg. emotional hurts, anger, jealousy and the like that are causing us to counter witness to the Gospel values of Christ?


  • If we do, then we are each called to manage our emotional baggage in God’s ways e.g. by seeking counselling and by praying for God’s healing graces and the strength to forgive others more fully.