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The preaching of John the Baptist

The preaching of John the Baptist

    Gospel Reading: Lk 3:10-18   THE crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” 11He said to them in reply, “Who­ever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, […]

The coming of Elijah

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The coming of Elijah

    Gospel reading: Mt 17:9a, 10-13   AS they were com­ing down from the mountain, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not […]

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Jesus laments

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Jesus laments

    Gospel reading: Mt 11:16-19   JESUS said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in mar­ketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ For John came […]

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Jesus’ testimony to John

  Gospel Reading: Mt 11:11-15   JESUS said to the crowds: “Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none great­er than John the Baptist; yet the least in the King­dom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the King­dom of heaven […]

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The gentle mastery of Christ

    Gospel Reading: Lk 1:26-38   JESUS said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your­selves. For my yoke […]

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The parable of the lost sheep

    Gospel Reading: Mt 18:12-14   JESUS said to his disciples: “What is your opinion? If a man has a hun­dred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, […]

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