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'Everything is mercy, believe me.' Sunday Reflections, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Parable of the Workers in the VineyardJohann Christian Brand [Wikipedia]
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)GospelMatthew 20:1-16 (English Standard Version Anglicised)Jesus said to his disciples:“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard.After agreeing with the labourers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market-place,and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’So they went.Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same.And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘…

'So that, faithful to Christ, we may proclaim and bear witness together to his presence in our time.' Sunday Reflections, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Saint Peter El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
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GospelMatthew 16:13-20 (English Standard Version Anglicised)
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, a…

'So that, faithful to Christ, we may proclaim and bear witness together to his presence in our time.' Sunday Reflections, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Saint Peter El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
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GospelMatthew 15:21-28 (English Standard Version Anglicised)
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, a…

'I can still see her eyes which reached to eternity.' Sunday Reflections, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem Rembrandt [Web Gallery of Art] First Reading, Jeremiah 20: 10-13
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel Matthew 10:26-33 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition) Jesus said to the Twelve: ‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. ‘Everyone therefore who ac…