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'Being just what God wants us to be.' Sunday Reflections, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Christ as Saviour El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
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GospelMatthew 5:38-48 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to his disciples:

‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you. ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun …

‘You are the light of the world.' Sunday Reflections, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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A View of Toledo (detail) El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
'A city built on a hill cannot be hidden' (Mt 5:14).
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GospelMatthew 5:13-16 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
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Matthew 5:13-16 in Filipino Sign Language
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'Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.' Sunday Reflections, The Baptism of the Lord, Year A

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The Gospel According to Matthew, Baptism scene Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Gospel Matthew 3:13-17 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’ But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’ Léachtaí i nGaeilge


Baptism of Christ, 1596-1600 El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
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‘Get up, take the child and his mother . . .' Sunday Reflections, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year A

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Flight into Egypt Blessed Fra Angelico [Web Gallery of Art]
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GospelMatthew 2:13-15, 19-23 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’ When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking t…