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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

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…

'Consider this often: you are God’s . . . and God is yours.' Sunday Reflections, Trinity Sunday, Year A

The Trinity with the Dead Christ Lodovico Carracci [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)
GospelJohn 3:16-18 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.'
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The Two Trinities Murillo [Web Gallery af Art]
A few years ago we

The Rosary with the Great Artists: the Mysteries of Light

Virgin and Child with a Rosary Murillo [Web Gallery of Art]

'The Rosary belongs among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation. Developed in the West, it is a typically meditative prayer, corresponding in some way to the “prayer of the heart” or “Jesus prayer” which took root in the soil of the Christian East.' [St John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, No 5.]

The Rosary here is the formula prayed by members of the Legion of Mary, the way I prefer. There are various ways of beginning and ending the Rosary but the Five Mysteries are the heart of the prayer. 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. v. Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created. R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.

God our Father, pour out the gifts of Your Holy Spirit on the world. You sent the Spirit on Your Church to begi…