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CHRIST THE ETERNAL AND UNIVERSAL KING

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Dan. 7:13-14; Rev. 1:5-8 & Jn. 18:33-37

A coronation ceremony is a great occasion for national pride. It is marked by a beautiful and elaborate ritual whereby sovereignty is conferred on the new monarch. The people acclaim their new king, pledge their unswerving loyalty to him, and experience a sense of unity and belonging as his subjects under his rule. Today we celebrate the greatest kingship of all and the only one that really matters - the kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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HOLY COMMUNION SHOULD BE A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN

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What does the feast of Corpus Christi mean to you?  It tells me just one thing – how Jesus must love us.  Who is Jesus?  He is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity – God.  He reigns supreme in Heaven with His Father and the Holy Spirit and yet at the same time it is His ardent wish to live with us and be the food of our souls in Holy Communion.  Have we fully realised that truth?  That God wants to live with sinful us.
 

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THE WAYS WE EXPERIENCE GOD

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2 Cor. 13:11-13, Jn. 3:16-18

Today on Trinity Sunday we celebrate the central mystery of our faith. Although not specifically stated anywhere in the Bible, it is implicit all through the New Testament. The first Christians were all Jews and fiercely monotheistic. They believed in only one God and that did not change, but this one God touched their lives in three different ways. The mystery of the Trinity emerged not so much as doctrine but from experience.

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JESUS FACES HIS OPPONENTS FIRMLY

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Ecclus. 51:12-20 & Mk 11:27-33

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DO WE ALLOW GOD'S LOVE INTO OUR HEARTS

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Acts. 25:13-21 & Jn. 21:15-19

Paul is now in Caesaria; he is a Roman citizen and has appealed his case to the emperor, and now he awaits the royal decision.

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RECOGNISING OUR UNITY

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Acts. 22:30, 23:6-11 & Jn. 17:20-26

The event described in today's first reading takes place in Jerusalem when the Sanhedrin put Paul on trial. He acts very cleverly to take the pressure off himself by professing his belief in the resurrection of the dead and creates a conflict between the Pharisees who believe in this and the Sadducees who do not.

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NEVER GIVE UP HOPE

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Acts. 20:28-38 & Jn. 17:11-19.

St. Paul was aware that there is no more deadly obstacle to the spread of the Gospel than divisiveness among those who claim to be Christian. So he warns his hearers to be on their guard remembering all the hard work he had done to build them into a community.

Paul then reviews his life as a missionary. He tells the truth about his accomplishments, how hard he has worked for them, not asking for a penny for his efforts and reminds them of Our Lord’s words, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”

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A JOB WELL DONE

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Acts. 20:17-27 & Jn. 17:1-11

There is a sense of sadness in today's readings as both Paul and Jesus reach the end of their mission on Earth and are bidding farewell to their friends and followers. Yet there is also a feeling of satisfaction and triumph for they both know that they have completed the work they were given.

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DEEPENING OUR FAITH

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Acts. 19:1-8 & Jn. 16:29-33

The key word in today's two readings is belief. In the first Paul travelled to Ephesus and found there a number of believers. They had been baptised by John and repented of their sins but when Paul questioned them, to his surprise, he discovered that there were huge gaps in their faith. He could not believe they had never heard of the Holy Spirit, nor of baptism in Jesus.

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WHAT THE ASCENSION MEANS TO US

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What does the feast day of the Ascension mean to you? Before answering this question we need to consider what it meant to Jesus?

Briefly we can say that our heavenly Father created this beautiful world and our first parents. He gave them every happiness and He wanted them to love Him in return. Instead they spurned His love and lost Heaven for themselves and their descendants. But God showed mercy to them. He promised to send them one of their own kind, born of a woman, who would restore them to His love.

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