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GOD’S PROVIDENTIAL CARE OF MOSES AND OUR NEED TO REPENT

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Ex. 2:1-15 & Mt. 11:20-24

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OUR CONSTANT STRUGGLE TO LOVE GOD

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Gen. 32:23-33 & Mt. 9:32-38

To prevent his son Jacob from marrying a Canaanite woman, Isaac sent him off to Mesopotamia to find a wife. Today's reading omits his adventures there and takes up the narrative with him on his way home. The strange incident of his wrestling with a man, who eventually is shown to represent God, accounts for the origin of the new name given to Jacob by God - Israel which seems to mean ‘struggle with God' and is the name of the people descended from him. The change indicates that he owed his position as father of the lsraelites to God alone.

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HOW WE CAN ESCAPE FROM ETERNAL DEATH?

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Gen. 19:15-29 & Mt. 8:23-27

Divine justice demanded that the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah be destroyed. But because of His great love for Abraham, God spared his nephew, Lot, and his family until his wife disobeyed God's command and was turned into a pillar of salt.

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FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE LORD

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Gen. 13:2, 5-18 & Mt. 7:6,12-14

Some people make it their rule of life to look after number one because, as they will tell you, if they don't then nobody else will. Abraham was not of that mind. When his herdsmen and those of his nephew, Lot, quarrelled over grazing rights for their flocks, he allowed Lot to take his choice of the richer portion of the land.

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“BE PERFECT AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT”

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2 Cor. 8: 1-9 & Mt 5: 43-48

The Christians in Jerusalem needed help. Paul praised the generosity of the Macedonians who gave far beyond their means in response to his appeal. He mentioned this to the more wealthy Corinthians hoping to spur them to be just as generous. He reminded them of the example of Jesus, “He was rich, but He became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of His poverty,”

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THINK POSITIVE!

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

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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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SALVATION COMES THROUGH BELIEF IN JESUS

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Acts. 16:22-34 & Jn. 16:5-11

The response to the psalm, "You stretch out Your hand and save me, O Lord” sums up the theme of today's readings. God reaches out to save each one of us, and they show how His Spirit acts in different ways according to our needs.

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CIRCLES OF LOVE

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Acts. 14:19-28 & Jn. 14:27-31

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HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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Acts. 11:19-26 & Jn. 10-30

Antioch, we are told in the first reading, is where the followers of Christ were first called Christians. For some people names are very important.

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