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Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

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LORD JESUS I LONG TO BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN

Liturgical Colour: 

Phil. 1:18-26 & Lk. 14:1, 7-11

“Life to me, of course, is Christ.” Saint Paul could have made these words the motto of his life. Ever since Christ blinded him and he fell from his horse on the road to Damascus, he lived and breathed Christ. He longed to leave this world and be with Christ. But he knew Christ still had work for him.

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TRY YOUR BEST - WITH THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Eph. 6:1-9 & Lk. 13:22-30

“Children, be obedient to your parents in the Lord.” This is the command from Saint Paul in the First Reading today. I can only speak from experience but God gave me parents I loved and it was a delight, usually, to do what they asked of me - I knew that they loved me and I always wanted to please them.

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WE NEED PATIENT ENDURANCE

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Eph. 5:21-33 & Lk. 13:18-21

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DO WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF JESUS TO HELP US?

Liturgical Colour: 

Eph. 8:32-5:8 & Lk. 13:10-17

The missionary churches that Saint Paul established and supported consisted of converts from paganism. He wanted them to make a real impact on their environment with lives that showed a real difference from the surrounding culture. So Paul encouraged them to live upright and blameless moral lives.

WE NEED PATIENT ENDURANCE

Liturgical Colour: 

Rom. 8:18-25 & Lk. 13:18-21

If we were to give medals to biblical personalities, Saint Paul would win the one for the most energetic! He never seemed to tire in his zeal for preaching, travelling, writing, in his care of the Churches and even suffering for Jesus. Paul is an inspiration for everyone in how to follow Christ. What was his secret?

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DO WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF JESUS TO HELP US?

Liturgical Colour: 

Rom. 8:12-17 & Lk. 13:10-17

Life lived according to the spirit, or the flesh, is what Saint Paul talks about in today’s first reading. A life lived according to the spirit means a life lived under the influence of the Spirit. Then we truly become the children of God and are able to call God our Father, Abba, and become heirs to His kingdom.

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LORD JESUS I LONG TO BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN

Liturgical Colour: 

Phil. 1:18-26 & Lk. 14:1, 7-11

“Life to me, of course, is Christ.” Saint Paul could have made these words the motto of his life. Ever since Christ blinded him and he fell from his horse on the road to Damascus, he lived and breathed Christ. He longed to leave this world and be with Christ. But he knew Christ still had work for him.

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MAY WE CARRY OUT OUR GOOD INTENTIONS

Liturgical Colour: 

Phil. 1:1-11 & Lk. 14:1-6

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JESUS NEVER WANTS TO LOSE ONE OF US

Liturgical Colour: 

Eph. 6:10-20 & Lk. 13:31-35

To live the life of a Christian is to be in daily warfare with Satan. This is the message from Saint Paul in the First Reading today. And he should know! He fought many battles. So Paul advises us if you want to beat Satan wear God’s armour.

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TRY YOUR BEST - WITH THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Liturgical Colour: 

Eph. 6:1-9 & Lk. 13:22-30

“Children, be obedient to your parents in the Lord.” This is the command from Saint Paul in the First Reading today. I can only speak from experience but God gave me parents I loved and it was a delight, usually, to do what they asked of me - I knew that they loved me and I always wanted to please them.

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