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Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? Otherwise, after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him and say, ‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’ Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can successfully oppose another king advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops? But if not, while he is still far away, he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms. In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.”

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The notebook

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I have been in a committed relationship with a woman I love very much. Everything was going great until I picked up a notebook from her table and looked inside it. In it, she had written a note about her thoughts on her ex-boyfriend, her first real relationship. I was shocked to read of her continuing feelings for him, and that I would never replace him in her heart. I know that diaries are places where people work out all kinds of personal things that are not meant to be shared. Nonetheless, I read it, and it has been weighing heavily on me. Our relationship has not changed, and she is as loving as ever, but I feel terribly insecure. Since I obtained this information by invading her privacy, I feel like I have no right to confront her about my discovery. Please advise.

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MNLF peace proposals

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Dr. Abdurahaman Amin, Chief MNLF Permanent Liaison to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Islamic Development Bank etc. with General Habib Nikabulin who is MNLF political emissary and is a loyal follower of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo exposed (Republika 8 p.m. Tuesdays Destiny Cable, Channel 8, Sky Cable Channel 213) the active participation of Malaysian influence in the peace process, puppet-strings behind the curtain of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front).

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Congested route

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THERE’S another traffic jam, one of ideas as they’re aired in the Senate to hear what the Department of Transportation means by “emergency powers” to solve the problem of the decade.

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WITH the national elections held less than four months ago – last May 9 – there is a growing consensus among the nation’s top officials that it may be best to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections scheduled for Oct. 31, less than two months away.

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While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. Some Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Have you not read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry? How he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering, which only the priests could lawfully eat, ate of it, and shared it with his companions.” Then he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.

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