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HELP US TO LEAD OTHERS TO HEAVEN

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1 Kings 18:20-39 & Mt. 5:17-19

Traffic laws have been drawn up for very good reasons, for our safety, for respecting the rights of other drivers as well as our own, and for the welfare of pedestrians. They are the result of common sense, courtesy and respect for others. Abiding by them leads to fewer accidents; breaking them will most certainly increase the frequency of injuries and death.

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“WE BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY”

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2 Tim. 1:1-3, 6-12 & Mk. 12:18-27

There is such confidence and conviction in Saint Paul's writings to Timothy - he has no doubts about his credentials and mission. He is convinced that God has appointed him and his mission is to promise life in Christ Jesus. The man who had persecuted the Church with such voracity is forever grateful to God, for His mercies and for keeping his conscience clear.

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WHAT OUR NEW BIRTH MEANS

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1 Pet. 1:3-9 & Mk. 10:17-27

One of the main purposes of the first letter of Saint Peter, which we begin reading today, is to indicate the importance of Baptism, a new birth, in the life of a Christian.

This beautiful reading is positive and uplifting in tone. It reflects the happiness of proud parents as they announce the birth of a child, a new life they have brought into the world. Baptism, too, is the begetting of new life, the life of faith, which leads to an imperishable inheritance. This life is a gift from God.

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AN ECUMENICAL SPIRIT

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James 4:13-17 & Mk. 9:38-40

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NEVER GIVE UP HOPE

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Acts. 20:28-38 & Jn. 17:11-19.

St. Paul was aware that there is no more deadly obstacle to the spread of the Gospel than divisiveness among those who claim to be Christian. So he warns his hearers to be on their guard remembering all the hard work he had done to build them into a community.

Paul then reviews his life as a missionary. He tells the truth about his accomplishments, how hard he has worked for them, not asking for a penny for his efforts and reminds them of Our Lord’s words, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”

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"I AM THE VINE; YOU ARE THE BRANCHES."

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Acts. 15:1-6 & Jn. 15:1-8

When Jesus tried to explain to His disciples Who He was, He used several different images … the Good Shepherd leading them, the Bread of Life feeding them, the Gateway to the Father and, in today's Gospel, He says "I am the Vine."

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JESUS’ WORDS WILL BE OUR JUDGE

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Acts. 12:24-13:5 & Jn. 12:44-50

According to Saint John the words of today's Gospel were the very last of Jesus' public ministry. From then He will concentrate on teaching His Apostles.

John tells us that Jesus 'cried out' these words. The cry reflects a passionate and heartfelt desire for people to believe Him. He has performed many signs. He has demonstrated His love and brought the good news to the people. He has taught them at great length. But on the whole, despite all this, they have not believed.

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THE CROWN BY WAY OF THE CROSS

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Acts. 8:1-8 & Jn. 6:35-40

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GOD IS LOVE

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Acts. 5:17-26 & Jn. 3:16-21

How actively and effectively the Lord worked among the early Christians in Jerusalem is shown by today's first reading. He was not going to allow the spread of the good news of the resurrection to be limited or stopped by those who had crucified Jesus. Once again we see how powerfully transforming was the Holy Spirit in the lives of the apostles who fearlessly placed themselves at His disposal to spread the good news.

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GOD’S PLANS ARE SO DIFFERENT FROM OURS

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Acts. 3:1-10 & Lk. 24:13-35

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