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'He answered, "I will not"; but afterwards he changed his mind and went.' Sunday Reflections, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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The Red Vineyard Vincent van Gogh [Web Gallery of Art]
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)GospelMatthew 21:28-32 (English Standard Version Anglicised)Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:“What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’And he answered, ‘I will not’, but afterwards he changed his mind and went.And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir’, but did not go.Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not after…

'Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.' Sunday Reflections, 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C

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The Last Supper, El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
Today's Gospel is from the Last Supper Discourse of Jesus.

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Gospel John13: 3i-33a, 34-35 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer.”  ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’
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John 13: 3i-33a, 34-35 in Filipino Sign Language



A familiar sight until a couple of months ago here in St Columban's, Dalga…

‘Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”’ Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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St Luke Painting the Virgin Mary, Marten de Vos [Web Gallery of Art]
In Year C of the three-year Sunday liturgical cycle the gospel is nearly always from St Luke's Gospel.

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Gospel Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed.
Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all th…