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Jesus and His family

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The mother of Jesus and His brothers arrived. Standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. A crowd seated around Him told Him, “Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you.” But He said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle He said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother.”

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China’s voracious consumers have helped to create a new buzzword in Japan in 2015 with the term “bakugai” – which translates as “explosive buying.” During China’s Golden Week holidays in early October 2015, around 400,000 tourists from mainland China descended on Japanese destinations, spending an estimated ¥100 billion (HK$6.3 billion) in the space of seven days.

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The 45th POTUS

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The message resonated with the “forgotten men” and the “forgotten women” who apparently did enough to get more than the electoral votes required to elect Trump the 45th President of the United States.

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There seems to be a great disparity in the assessments of the Philippine government peace panel and the National Democratic Front (NDF) panel on when the two sides can finally end hostilities with a joint ceasefire agreement.

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Jesus and Beelzebul

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The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said [of Jesus], “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.” Summoning them, [Jesus] began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand; that is the end of him. But no one can enter a strong man’s house to plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man.

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Fishers of Men

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A despondent man complained to his mother, saying: “I’ve stopped going to church for two reasons: I don’t like the people there, and the people don’t like me.”

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