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JESUS IS LORD, OUR GOD AND BROTHER

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Heb. 2:5-12 & Mk. 1:21-28

Some forms of life are higher than others … God is higher than the angels and they are higher than humanity. But I once knew someone, an eccentric poet, who was convinced that cats were superior to us! It takes all sorts to make up our world!

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WITH JESUS' HELP WE CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE

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1 Jn. 4:7-10 & Mk. 8:34-44

No miracle seems to have made more of an impression on Jesus’ disciples than when he multiplied loaves and fishes and fed a multitude, for this is the only miracle that is related in all the four Gospels.

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THE CAUSE OF OUR SALVATION

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I wish each one of you a very Happy and Holy New Year on the day when we celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of God.

We know that God is everything, and that everything else compared to Him is nothing. But in that nothing one person shines out brilliantly - and that person is Mary. In her humility she was able to recognise this. “He looked upon the nothingness of His handmaid, from this day all generations will call me blessed.”

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CHRISTMAS IS FOR EVERYONE!

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When doing some Christmas shopping I overheard a conversation between two ladies which made me stop to think. One lady said, 'I'm fed up with Christmas!' Her friend replied, 'Well, it's only for children, isn't it?'

I started to wonder what they meant. Perhaps they were both exhausted with all the shopping, baking, present-wrapping and general preparations which Christmas involves. Who could blame them? Or was it because they had somehow lost sight of what Christmas is really about that they were talking in this way?

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JOSEPH'S LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR MARY

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Jer, 23:5-8 & Mt. 1:18-25

Jeremiah is prophesying that we will have a king, a righteous shoot of David, who will reign and govern us wisely. Jesus Christ is the Messiah-King who not only guides us in our lives, but also gives us the means of achieving real unity.

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THE JOY OF REAL RELIGION

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MT. 18:12-14

We Catholics believe in God. We have accepted the moral code of Jesus and make attempts to live it. We are involved in the Church and receive her Sacraments. We can recite the Creed. Do our lives radiate gladness, that joy, that shines forth from all the pages of the New Testament? If not it seems to me that herein lies one of the major differences between the faith we profess and the faith of the early followers of Jesus.

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HARMONY RESTORED

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Is. 11:1-10 & Lk. 10:21-24

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ONLY THE KINGDOM OF GOD WILL ENDURE UNTIL THE END

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Apoc. 14:14-19 & Lk. 21:5-11

We have a vision of the coming of Jesus at the end of time in the First Reading today. He wears a gold crown to symbolise that He has conquered sin and He carries a sickle indicating that He will harvest the grain - separating the wheat from the chaff. He is helped by an angel who also wields a sickle and gathers the grapes to be thrown into the wine press of God's harvest.

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OUR STRENGTH IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION

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Apoc. 3:1-6, 14-22 & Lk. 19:1-10

In the Book of Revelation, Saint John conveys a message of warning to the seven great churches in Asia Minor. Few of them were living up to their high calling and some were failing miserably.

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