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Which commandment of the law is the greatest: to love God or to love one’s fellowman? Both views have their staunch defenders.

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Mission possible

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It happened in China a few years before the Communists expelled the missionaries. A foreign missionary came upon an old woman by the wayside, deserted, cold and hungry.

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Have time for God?

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A YOUNG couple had invited many guests to their daughter’s birthday dinner. At the table, the hostess turned to her six-year-old daughter and asked, “Would you like to say the prayer?”

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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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