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WHAT JESUS EXPECTS FROM HIS FOLLOWERS

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2 Cor. 6:1-10 & Mt. 5:38-42

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THE MYSTERY OF THE BLESSED TRINITY AS REVEALED TO US

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Prov. 8:22-31; Rom. 5:1-5 & Jn. 16:12-15

Every relationship we value involves a revelation of ourselves to another person. Ordinarily, this is a gradual process, becoming deeper as the relationship grows. It can begin before a personal meeting, especially through an individual's works. An artist reveals something of himself in his painting, a musician through the playing of her instrument. We can be impressed by how a son looks after his elderly mother or the dedication a woman brings to her work in a care home.

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BE A PERSON WHOSE WORD IS OUR BOND

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2 Cor. 5:14-21 & Mt. 3:33-37

The swearing of oaths begins in childhood when children make a pledge and promise to keep it on pain to themselves. 'Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye' is one of them. The oaths of adults are less extravagant, but no less binding when asked to say, 'The evidence I shall give to this court will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.' Having been sworn, a person is required to keep a contract, to fulfil an obligation.

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LIFE IS DIFFICULT BUT THE PRIZE IS GREAT

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2 Cor. 4:7-15 & Mt. 5:27-32

After his conversion Saint Paul lived a very difficult and challenging life. Called by God to preach the Gospel he met much opposition and was disclaimed as a fake by some. It was a bitter pill for Paul but he continued in his zeal, going from place to place on long arduous missionary journeys, to proclaim the truth. Eventually he was arrested and suffered a martyr’s death.

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REMOVE THE VEIL

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2 Cor. 3:15-4; 1, 3-6 & Mt. 5:20-26

When Saint Paul spoke of the veil between Moses and the people he was referring to an incident which was well-known and understood by the Jews. Moses was very close to God, spending a great deal of time in the mountains praying, talking and listening to the message which God wished him to hand on to His people. When Moses came down from the mountain his face reflected God's glory and brightness. The people could not look at him, and so in order to avoid dazzling them he had to place a veil over his head.

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THE DEMANDS OF THE LAW AND OF LOVE

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2 Cor. 3:4-11 & Mt. 5:17-19

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THINK POSITIVE!

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2 Cor. 1: 8-22 & Mt. 5:13-16

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ARE YOU HAPPY?

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2 Cor. 1:1-7 and Mt. 5:1-12

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HOW WE ARE EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Acts. 2:1-11, Rom. 8:8-17 & Jn.14:15-16, 23-26

Our Lord Jesus Christ completed His saving work when, after His death and resurrection, He ascended to the Father and sent the Holy Spirit into the world. This is how God recreated a fallen world, harvesting a new creation which is the Church.

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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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