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THE MERCY OF GOD IS UPON TO ALL OF US

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1 Kings 21:1-16 & Mt. 5:38-42

Ahab was an evil king but his wife Jezebel was even worse. Not satisfied with all his possessions as king, he wanted Naboth's vineyard. Fully within his rights, he refused to sell. But Jezebel perpetrated his terrible murder and told her husband that he could now take the vineyard without paying for it.

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TRUST IN GOD AND YOU WILL FIND HAPPINESS

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1 Kings 17:1-6 & Mt. 5:1-12

Anyone in the position of Elijah, the prophet, would have felt very insecure. He was called by God to warn Ahab to change his evil ways after marrying Jezebel, a very evil pagan with total influence over him. She made him abandon the God of Israel and worship the pagan Baal instead. He even went so far as to erect an altar to him in a temple he built. The Bible says of him that he did more to anger the Lord than any of the kings of Israel before him.

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ARE WE TESTING THE PATIENCE OF GOD?

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2 Peter 1:2-7 & Mk. 12:1-12

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BE A GOOD FAMILY PERSON

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1 Peter 4:7-13 & Mk. 11:11-26

There is a saying that 'Blood is thicker than water' which means family ties should be more solid than other relationships. But one relationship is even more solid - the relationship we enter by means of Baptism when we enter God's family. We become children of God and brothers and sisters to each other.

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WE NEED HUMILITY FILLED WITH GOOD SENSE

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James 3:13-18 & Mk. 9:14-29

The letter of Saint James is filled with practical advice for Christian living. In today's first reading he writes, "If there are any wise or learned men among you, let them show it by their good lives, with humility and wisdom in their actions." The surprising thing about this advice is that we do not ordinarily connect wisdom and humility.

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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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HOW JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF TO US AS THE CHRIST

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Acts. 14:5-8 & Jn. 14:21-26

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SHARING THE FAITH

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Acts 11:1-18 & Jn. 10:11-18

If you had received some good news, would you keep it to yourself or would you want to share it with others? This was the question the early Christians had to ask themselves. The converts in Jerusalem were not prepared to share this good news with anyone who was not a Jew.

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HOW TO COPE WITH MISUNDERSTANDING

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Acts. 6:8-15 & Jn. 6:22-29

One of the most disheartening of human experiences is being misunderstood. Jesus knew how that felt. He worked great signs among His people and yet they failed to understand what He was trying to do for them. He wanted to draw these people to Himself as their Saviour and make them hunger for spiritual things, and all they were interested in was for Him to satisfy their material needs.

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WE NEED THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Acts. 4:23-31 & Jn. 3:1-8.

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