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In the gospel of this 27th Sunday, we read Jesus’ parable of how the heir of the vineyard was badly treated by the tenants. The parable refers first to the servants representing the prophets before the coming of Jesus Christ sent by the vineyard owner (God) to collect the harvest.

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A man died and went to heaven. At the Pearly Gate, St. Peter welcomed him then gave him a tour. As they were entering a big hall, the man recoiled with fear, seeing so many tongues hanging inside.

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Jesus felt his envious tone when he asked: “Lord, why are you carrying him and not me?” Jesus replied: “It’s because he has arthritis and you have none.”

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Forgive & be forgiven

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This point was so important in the mind of Jesus that when he taught us to pray, he made it explicit: “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us” – words we pray over and over in the Mass, but do we really mean them?

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Fraternal correction

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ONE woman told another: “My neighbor is always criticizing her husband. But look at me. My husband is irresponsible, lazy and a coward; but have I ever said anything bad about him?” (Look who’s talking!).

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A lot of love stories end with the words: “And they lived happily ever after.” Is that really true? There’s a guy who got married expecting to have a lasting marital bliss.

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