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And this is why they can do anything and visit any place in the name of God akin to magicians with wands of abracadabra and amoral merchants.

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Some Wisdom of the Christian Life First reading: Wisdom 1:1-7 Psalm: 138:1-10 Gospel : Luke 17:1-6 Every life or pattern of life or culture has its laws or philosophy which is the wisdom that guides it. The Christian life also is a culture but a heavenly culture that has taken flesh in human culture inorder to uplift it to perfection and make the world a better place, and that’s why it’s difficult for many. For it to be possible, we must first of all love righteousness and seek God with sincerity (Wisdom 7:1) as in the first reading (Wisdom 1:1-7). This is the first step that sets the foundation of the three wisdom of Christian life set forth by Jesus in the gospel ( Luke 17:1-6). Therefore, if you seek perfection as a child of God, these wisdom guides ought to be observed:   1. Thou shall not lead others…

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“The Emperor Napoleon is said to have confronted Cardinal Consalvi, the secretary of state to Pope Pius VII, saying that he, Napoleon, would destroy the Church, to which the Cardinal deftly responded, “Oh, my little man, you think you’re going to succeed in accomplishing what centuries of priests and bishops have tried and failed to do?”

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That mountain signifies an elevated spiritual position that gives one deep insights through prayers on what is necessary and how to do it well.

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The point is that, on our own alone, we can’t do it  but with do it with Christ who strengthens us by his grace of his passion and crucifixion. Then he must have taught us  and we can say “thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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But we may ask: WHAT KIND OF DIVISION will Jesus bring? Why would His ministry evoke divisions? The answer to these questions lies in the First Reading (Romans 6:19–23) and the Psalm (Psalm 1:1-2,3,4, &6).

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Yet, the serpent which was a negative symbol (Gen 3; Rev. 12,20; Mathew 23:33) became a positive symbol of redemption in the wilderness in moments of pain and death(Numbers 21: 8-9) for God’s people, so also the cross which was an instrument of torture in the time of roman rule became symbol of glory and redemption for us Christians who have been added to God’s people (John 3:13-17).

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Her trust in God and love of the other, Jesus, were more salvifically significant than her genetic connection to Jesus, though it made her the Mother of the universal king, Jesus.

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The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found

In the first parable of the kingdom in the gospel, a man happens to find a treasure “by chance,” and in the second, we have a trader who finds a pearl “after a long search.” One is due to luck; the other to diligence. Jesus is teaching us that the Kingdom of God is both a gratuitous gift from God and the fruit of searching on our part; Grace and effort working together.

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The Seed is the Word of God, and the Sower is Christ; all who find him will abide forever.

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